Definition of inconvenience verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

inconvenience

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verb
BrE BrE//ˌɪnkənˈviːniəns//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪnkənˈviːniəns//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they inconvenience
BrE BrE//ˌɪnkənˈviːniəns//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪnkənˈviːniəns//
 
he / she / it inconveniences
BrE BrE//ˌɪnkənˈviːniənsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪnkənˈviːniənsɪz//
 
past simple inconvenienced
BrE BrE//ˌɪnkənˈviːniənst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪnkənˈviːniənst//
 
past participle inconvenienced
BrE BrE//ˌɪnkənˈviːniənst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪnkənˈviːniənst//
 
-ing form inconveniencing
BrE BrE//ˌɪnkənˈviːniənsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪnkənˈviːniənsɪŋ//
 
 
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inconvenience somebody (formal) to cause trouble or difficulty for somebody I hope that we haven't inconvenienced you. Word Origin late Middle English (originally in the sense ‘incongruity’, also ‘unsuitability’): via Old French from late Latin inconvenientia ‘incongruity, inconsistency’, from in- ‘not’ + Latin convenient- ‘agreeing, fitting’ (from the verb convenire ‘assemble, agree, fit’, from con- ‘together’ + venire ‘come’).Extra examples The general public has been greatly inconvenienced by this strike. I hope that we haven’t inconvenienced you. Thousands of commuters have been inconvenienced by the cancellations.
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