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Definition of "inconvenient" []

  • Not convenient, especially: (adjective)
  • Not accessible; hard to reach. (adjective)
  • Not suited to one's comfort, purpose, or needs: inconvenient to have no phone in the kitchen. (adjective)
  • Inopportune: Next Tuesday is inconvenient for us. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inconvenient" in a sentence
  • "If I were Naomi Campell I might well have said I should not have used the word 'inconvenient' in the Charles Taylor trial in the Hague."
  • "Biblical scholar and Hebrew expert Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou continues to unearth what she calls "inconvenient truths" about the Bible."
  • "His company says the phones could equally be handy for customers who enjoy a good night out and are likely to drop their mobiles in inconvenient places."