inconvenience Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “inconvenience” in the English Dictionary

"inconvenience" in British English

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inconveniencenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌɪn.kənˈviː.ni.əns/
C1 a ​state or an ​example of ​problems or ​trouble, often ​causing 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.

inconvenienceverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌɪn.kənˈviː.ni.əns/
to ​causeproblems or difficulties for someone: The ​strike inconvenienced many ​people.
(Definition of inconvenience from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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inconveniencenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌɪn·kənˈvin·jəns/
something that ​causestrouble or ​difficulty and is ​annoying but not ​serious, or the ​condition of being in such an ​annoyingsituation: [C] Changing ​planes was an inconvenience, but there were no ​directflights.
verb [T]  us   /ˌɪn·kənˈvin·jəns/
The ​postalstrike inconvenienced many ​people.
(Definition of inconvenience from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “inconvenience”
in Arabic مُضايَقة, إِزْعاج…
in Korean 불편, 폐…
in Portuguese aborrecimento, transtorno, amolação…
in Catalan molèstia…
in Japanese 不便さ, 迷惑…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不便,麻烦…
in Turkish zahmet, rahatsızlık, sıkıntı…
in Russian неудобство, беспокойство…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不便,麻煩…
in Italian disturbo, inconveniente…
in Polish niedogodność…
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