In`con*ven"ience (?), n. [L. inconvenientia inconsistency: cf. OF. inconvenience.]


The quality or condition of being inconvenient; want of convenience; unfitness; unsuitableness; inexpediency; awkwardness; as, the inconvenience of the arrangement.

They plead against the inconvenience, not the unlawfulness, . . . of ceremonies in burial. Hooker.


That which gives trouble, embarrassment, or uneasiness; disadvantage; anything that disturbs quiet, impedes prosperity, or increases the difficulty of action or success; as, one inconvenience of life is poverty.

A place upon the top of Mount Athos above all clouds of rain, or other inconvenience. Sir W. Raleigh.

Man is liable to a great many inconveniences. Tillotson.

Syn. -- Incommodiousness; awkwardness; disadvantage; disquiet; uneasiness; disturbance; annoyance.


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In`con*ven"ience, v. t.

To put to inconvenience; to incommode; as, to inconvenience a neighbor.


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