from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The state or quality of being inconvenient.
  • n. Something inconvenient.
  • transitive v. To cause inconvenience to; trouble: The snow inconvenienced the holiday travelers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of being inconvenient.
  • n. Something that is not convenient, something that bothers.
  • v. To bother; to discomfort

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or condition of being inconvenient; lack of convenience; unfitness; unsuitableness; inexpediency; awkwardness.
  • n. That which gives trouble, embarrassment, or uneasiness; disadvantage; anything that disturbs quiet, impedes prosperity, or increases the difficulty of action or success.
  • transitive v. To put to inconvenience; to incommode.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To put to inconvenience; incommode.
  • n. The quality of being inconvenient; want of convenience.
  • n. Incommodiousness; embarrassing character; troublesomeness; unfitness: as, the inconvenience of an ill-planned house.
  • n. That which incommodes or gives trouble or uneasiness; anything that impedes or hampers; disadvantage; difficulty.
  • n. Synonyms Awkwardness, unwieldiness, incommodiousness, trouble, annoyance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a difficulty that causes anxiety
  • v. to cause inconvenience or discomfort to
  • n. an inconvenient discomfort
  • n. the quality of not being useful or convenient


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