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inconvenience

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinconveniencein‧con‧ve‧ni‧ence1 /ˌɪnkənˈviːniəns/ noun  1 [uncountable]PROBLEM problems caused by something which annoy or affect you We apologise for the delay and any inconvenience caused.the inconvenience of (doing) something the inconvenience of having to find another buyer2 [countable] someone or something that causes problems for you a minor inconvenienceinconvenience to His early arrival was clearly an inconvenience to his host.
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inconvenienceFor many who use e-mail in their businesses, the busy signals are more than an inconvenience.We apologise for the error and any inconvenience caused.We apologize for any inconvenience the strike has caused to our customers.He points out each gesture and every act he performs only for my sake and at great inconvenience to himself.Having to go downtown to pay the parking ticket was a major inconvenience.It is not a question of mere inconvenience, Doctor.How dare I even think of writing about my own minor inconveniences, my privileged experience?Obviously Club managements try to ensure that this work is carried out with the minimum of inconvenience to guests.Remember that the nurse will usually feel embarrassed by the inconvenience caused and wish to minimise it as much as possible.the inconvenience of (doing) somethingThe disadvantages of the food cooperative are restricted food choices and the inconveniences of a do-it-yourself operation.Bemoaning the difficulty is no solution, even though lack of attendance will be to the inconvenience of both parties.What did the inconvenience of an offhand reply really matter?So, twice a week she had the inconvenience of having to travel to Bristol for treatment.Our aim is to minimise the inconvenience of delays so far as possible.He has been an angler all his life, in spite of the inconvenience of having to make his living as a school master.I say to Ted, recalling the inconvenience of being a head too tall in a rainstorm.By dispensing with the inconvenience of actually having to go somewhere to vote, they induce more voters to participate in elections.
inconvenienceinconvenience2 verb [transitive]  to cause problems for someone I don’t want to inconvenience you any further.→ See Verb table
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inconvenienceDewatering advocate Michael Murphy is among many motorists who will be inconvenienced.If refused, they may feel saddened, disappointed, or inconvenienced, but their self-concept isn't shattered.At the time, during the war, he was somewhat inconvenienced by already having a wife.It read: The Governor deeply regrets you were inconvenienced by Mr Dach, a member of his advance team.John Dunlop's filly will not be inconvenienced by the ground as she won her maiden on good to soft at Salisbury.The general consensus is that few horses should be inconvenienced by the ground.Budget cuts in bus and train services will greatly inconvenience commuters.However, there is no doubt about who is inconvenienced most.Furious, Honea is screaming about how that will inconvenience the folks in Old Marana, where he lives.
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Verb table
inconvenience
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyinconvenience
he, she, itinconveniences
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyinconvenienced
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave inconvenienced
he, she, ithas inconvenienced
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad inconvenienced
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill inconvenience
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have inconvenienced
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam inconveniencing
he, she, itis inconveniencing
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you, we, theyare inconveniencing
Past
I, he, she, itwas inconveniencing
you, we, theywere inconveniencing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been inconveniencing
he, she, ithas been inconveniencing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been inconveniencing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be inconveniencing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been inconveniencing
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