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