An example of inconvenience is having to park very far away from an event, meaning you walk five blocks to get there.
- the quality or state of being inconvenient; lack of comfort, ease, etc.; bother; trouble
- anything inconvenient
Origin of inconvenienceOld French from Late Latin inconvenientia
transitive verb-·ienced, -·ienc·ing
- The state or quality of being inconvenient.
- Something inconvenient.
transitive verbin·con·ven·ienced, in·con·ven·ienc·ing, in·con·ven·ienc·es
(countable and uncountable, plural inconveniences)
(third-person singular simple present inconveniences, present participle inconveniencing, simple past and past participle inconvenienced)
From Old French inconvenience (“misfortune, calamity, impropriety”) (compare French inconvenance (“impropriety”) and inconvénient (“inconvenience”)), from Late Latin inconvenientia (“inconsistency, incongruity”).