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inconvenient

[in-kuh n-veen-yuh nt] /ˌɪn kənˈvin yənt/
adjective
1.
not easily accessible or at hand:
The phone is in an inconvenient place.
2.
inopportune; untimely:
an inconvenient time for a visit.
3.
not suiting one's needs or purposes:
The house has an inconvenient floor plan.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English < Latin inconvenient- (stem of inconveniēns) not suiting. See in-3, convenient
Related forms
inconveniently, adverb
Synonyms
3. annoying, awkward, bothersome.
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British Dictionary definitions for in convenient

inconvenient

/ˌɪnkənˈviːnjənt; -ˈviːnɪənt/
adjective
1.
not convenient; troublesome, awkward, or difficult
Derived Forms
inconveniently, adverb
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Word Origin and History for in convenient

inconvenient

adj.

late 14c., "injurious, dangerous," from Old French inconvénient (13c.), from Latin inconvenientem (nominative inconveniens) "unsuitable, not accordant, dissimilar," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + convenientem (see convenient). In early 15c., "inappropriate, unbecoming, unnatural;" also, of an accused person, "unlikely as a culprit, innocent." Sense of "troublesome, awkward" first recorded 1650s.

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