from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The state or quality of being inconvenient.
  • noun Something inconvenient.
  • transitive verb To cause inconvenience to; trouble.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


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