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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·con·ve·nience /ˌɪnkənˈvinjən(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·con·ven·ience n.
 1. The quality or condition of being inconvenient; lack of convenience; unfitness; unsuitableness; inexpediency; awkwardness; as, the inconvenience of the arrangement.
    They plead against the inconvenience, not the unlawfulness, . . . of ceremonies in burial.   --Hooker.
 2. That which gives trouble, embarrassment, or uneasiness; disadvantage; anything that disturbs quiet, impedes prosperity, or increases the difficulty of action or success; as, one inconvenience of life is poverty.
    A place upon the top of Mount Athos above all clouds of rain, or other inconvenience.   --Sir W. Raleigh.
    Man is liable to a great many inconveniences.   --Tillotson.
 Syn: -- Incommodiousness; awkwardness; disadvantage; disquiet; uneasiness; disturbance; annoyance.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·con·ven·ience, v. t. To put to inconvenience; to incommode; as, to inconvenience a neighbor.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an inconvenient discomfort [syn: incommodiousness]
      2: a difficulty that causes anxiety [syn: troublesomeness, worriment]
      3: the quality of not being useful or convenient [ant: convenience]
      v : to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; "Sorry to trouble
          you, but..." [syn: trouble, put out, disoblige, discommode,
           incommode, bother]