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INCONVENIENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does inconvenience mean? 

INCONVENIENCE (noun)
  The noun INCONVENIENCE has 3 senses:

1. an inconvenient discomfort
2. a difficulty that causes anxiety
3. the quality of not being useful or convenient

  Familiarity information: INCONVENIENCE used as a noun is uncommon.


INCONVENIENCE (verb)
  The verb INCONVENIENCE has 1 sense:

1. to cause inconvenience or discomfort to

  Familiarity information: INCONVENIENCE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INCONVENIENCE (noun)


Sense 1inconvenience [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An inconvenient discomfort

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

inconvenience; incommodiousness

Hypernyms ("inconvenience" is a kind of...):

discomfort; uncomfortableness (the state of being tense and feeling pain)


Sense 2inconvenience [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A difficulty that causes anxiety

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

troublesomeness; worriment; inconvenience

Hypernyms ("inconvenience" is a kind of...):

difficultness; difficulty (the quality of being difficult)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "inconvenience"):

awkwardness; cumbersomeness; unwieldiness (trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape)

flea bite (a very minor inconvenience)

fly in the ointment (an inconvenience that detracts from the usefulness of something)

unwieldiness (the condition of being difficult to direct or control by reason of complexity)


Sense 3inconvenience [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of not being useful or convenient

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("inconvenience" is a kind of...):

ineptness; unsuitability; unsuitableness (the quality of having the wrong properties for a specific purpose)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "inconvenience"):

inaccessibility; unavailability (the quality of not being available when needed)

inopportuneness; untimeliness (the quality of occurring at an inconvenient time)

Antonym:

convenience (the quality of being useful and convenient)


INCONVENIENCE (verb)


Sense 1inconvenience [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To cause inconvenience or discomfort to

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

put out; discommode; disoblige; incommode; inconvenience; trouble; bother

Context example:

Sorry to trouble you, but...

Hypernyms (to "inconvenience" is one way to...):

affect; bear on; bear upon; impact; touch; touch on (have an effect upon)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


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