- 1 convenient (for somebody/something) useful, easy, or quick to do; not causing problems It is very convenient to pay by credit card. You'll find these meals quick and convenient to prepare. Fruit is a convenient source of vitamins and energy. A bicycle is often more convenient than a car in cities. I can't see him now—it isn't convenient. I'll call back at a more convenient time. (disapproving) He used his wife's birthday as a convenient excuse for not going to the meeting.
- 2 convenient (to something) near to a particular place; easy to get to The hotel is convenient to downtown. opposite inconvenient
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adverb The report can be conveniently divided into three main sections. The hotel is conveniently situated close to the beach. She conveniently forgot to mention that her husband would be at the party, too (= because it suited her not to say).