- the quality or state of being inconvenient.
- an inconvenient circumstance or thing; something that causes discomfort, trouble, etc.
verb (used with object), in·con·ven·ienced, in·con·ven·ienc·ing.
- to put to inconvenience or trouble; incommode: He inconvenienced everyone by his constant telephoning.
- the state or quality of being inconvenient
- something inconvenient; a hindrance, trouble, or difficulty
- (tr) to cause inconvenience to; trouble or harass
c.1400, “harm, damage, danger,” also “a harmful incident, misfortune, affliction,” from Old French inconvenience “misfortune, calamity; impropriety” (Modern French inconvenance), from Late Latin inconvenientia “lack of consistency, incongruity,” noun of quality from inconvenientem (see inconvenient). Later “impropriety, unfitness; an improper act or utterance” (early 15c.). Meaning “quality of being inconvenient” is from 1650s.
1650s, from inconvenience (n.). Related: Inconvenienced; inconveniencing.