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inconvenience

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌɪn.kənˈviː.ni.əns/ us  
C1 a state or an example of problems or trouble, which often causes a delay or loss of comfort: We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the late arrival of the train. We had the inconvenience of being unable to use the kitchen for several weeks. Having to wait for ten minutes was a minor inconvenience.

inconvenience

verb [T] uk   /ˌɪn.kənˈviː.ni.əns/ us  
to cause problems or difficulties for someone: The strike inconvenienced many people.
Translations of “inconvenience”
in Korean 불편, 폐…
in Arabic مُضايَقة, إِزْعاج…
in Portuguese aborrecimento, transtorno, amolação…
in Catalan molèstia…
in Japanese 不便さ, 迷惑…
in Italian disturbo, inconveniente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不便,麻煩…
in Russian неудобство, беспокойство…
in Turkish zahmet, rahatsızlık, sıkıntı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不便,麻烦…
in Polish niedogodność…
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