Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INCONVENIENT

And though the truth may be inconvenient, it's wonderfully sweet!

Work, he had always asserted, was the cure for inconvenient emotions.

The lodgings are inconvenient for us, while both together, and while she refuses to marry.

But, as I told you in my former, the lodgings are inconvenient.

But I fear I have chosen an inconvenient time for my visit.'

Priscilla had not calculated on such a result, and it was inconvenient to her.

Always forgettin' somethin', he was, and always at the most inconvenient time.

As to your mother and sister, the present state of things is inconvenient to them, but that is all.

If she didn't want to see you, she told you it would be inconvenient for you to come.

It will be inconvenient for me to have you come here this morning.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "injurious, dangerous," from Old French inconvénient (13c.), from Latin inconvenientem (nominative inconveniens) "unsuitable, not accordant, dissimilar," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + convenientem (see convenient). In early 15c., "inappropriate, unbecoming, unnatural;" also, of an accused person, "unlikely as a culprit, innocent." Sense of "troublesome, awkward" first recorded 1650s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INCONVENIENT

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.