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in·con·ven·ience / ˌinkənˈvēn-yəns/ • n. trouble or difficulty caused to one's personal requirements or comfort: the inconvenience of having to change trains. ∎  a cause or instance of such trouble: the inconveniences of life in a remote city.• v. [tr.] cause such trouble or difficulty to: noise and fumes from traffic would inconvenience residents.