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Inconvenience


INCONVE'NIENCE

INCONVE'NIENCY, noun [Latin inconveniens; in and convenio, conveniens.]

1. Unfitness; unsuitableness; inexpedience.

They plead against the inconvenience not the unlawfulness of popish apparel.

2. That which gives trouble or uneasiness; disadvantage; any thing that disturbs quiet, impedes prosperity, or increases the difficulty of action or success. Rain and bad roads are inconveniences to the traveler; want of utensils is a great inconvenience to a family; but the great inconvenience of human life is the want of money and the means of obtaining it.