in-convenience

inconvenience

[in-kuhn-veen-yuhns]
noun
1.
the quality or state of being inconvenient.
2.
an inconvenient circumstance or thing; something that causes discomfort, trouble, etc.
verb (used with object), inconvenienced, inconveniencing.
3.
to put to inconvenience or trouble; incommode: He inconvenienced everyone by his constant telephoning.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin inconvenientia. See in-3, convenience

uninconvenienced, adjective
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inconvenience (ˌɪnkənˈviːnjəns, -ˈviːnɪəns)
 
n
1.  the state or quality of being inconvenient
2.  something inconvenient; a hindrance, trouble, or difficulty
 
vb
3.  (tr) to cause inconvenience to; trouble or harass

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inconvenience
c.1400, n., "disagreement, absurdity;" from O.Fr. inconvenience (Mod.Fr. inconvenance), from L. inconvenientia, noun of quality from inconvenientem (see inconvenient). Meaning "quality of being inconvenient" is from 1650s. The verb is attested from 1650s.
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