An inconvenience is an annoying occurrence that makes you go out of your way, like the inconvenience of a detour that takes you off your usual route, or the inconvenience of the door bell ringing just as you are about to take a dish out of the oven.
The noun inconvenience, pronounced "in-cun-VEE-nyent," comes from the Latin word inconvenientia, from in-, meaning “not,” and convenient-, meaning “agreeing, fitting.” That meaning still holds true for inconvenience: something that doesn’t fit easily into your life, though it doesn't cause suffering, either. Use it to describe small irritations, like the inconvenience of an airport delay.
n the quality of not being useful or convenient
the quality of being useful and convenient
the quality of not being available when needed
the quality of occurring at an inconvenient time
n an inconvenient discomfort
n a difficulty that causes anxiety
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awkwardness, cumbersomeness, unwieldiness
trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape
a very minor inconvenience
fly in the ointment
an inconvenience that detracts from the usefulness of something
the quality of being difficult to direct or control by reason of complexity