"I'm afraid I'm inconveniencing you, Seor," I said, observing that he did not proceed with his work.
"I hope he's not inconveniencing himself to do it," from Auntie.
He assured her she was not inconveniencing them in the least; on the contrary, they would be very glad of her society.
He said something very faintly about crowding and inconveniencing us.
You may trust him for not inconveniencing himself; it's the people who will be thrown out of employment that I am sorry for.'
Excuse me for inconveniencing you, madam, but could you tell me when Mrs. B. will be home—whether she is at home in the morning?
I don't mind forcing myself on a servant, but I do object to inconveniencing the master of the house.
He drew out his hat from beneath the chair and inconveniencing no one, left his seat.
He would rather at any time suffer himself than run any risk of disappointing or inconveniencing another.
c.1400, "harm, damage, danger," also "a harmful incident, misfortune, affliction," from Old French inconvenience "misfortune, calamity; impropriety" (Modern French inconvenance), from Late Latin inconvenientia "lack of consistency, incongruity," noun of quality from inconvenientem (see inconvenient). Later "impropriety, unfitness; an improper act or utterance" (early 15c.). Meaning "quality of being inconvenient" is from 1650s.
1650s, from inconvenience (n.). Related: Inconvenienced; inconveniencing.