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in·con·ven·ient

inconvenient

 
 
pronunciation:
In kn vin ynt
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: causing extra effort or time.
There are no supermarkets near us, so shopping is somewhat inconvenient.
synonyms:
bothersome, discommodious, troublesome
antonyms:
convenient, handy
similar words:
awkward, burdensome, difficult, irksome, pesky, tiresome, trying, unhandy, vexing
definition 2: not timely or appropriate.
His arrival at dinner time was inconvenient.
synonyms:
ill-timed, inappropriate, inopportune, unfitting, unseasonable, unsuitable, untimely
antonyms:
convenient
similar words:
out of place
definition 3: not easily accessible.
Being on a one-way street with little parking makes the restaurant somewhat inconvenient.
antonyms:
convenient
similar words:
distant, remote
Word Combinations  About this feature
adverb + (adj.)inconvenient bit, damned, highly, kind, politically, rather, somewhat, terribly
(adj.)inconvenient + adverb potentially
(adj.)inconvenient + noun conclusion, fact, reality, reminder, schedule, truth
derivation: inconveniently (adv.)
Word Parts  About this feature
The word inconvenient contains the following part:
in-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix in-2 occurs in Latin loanwords and attaches to Latinate bases. The bases of most words prefixed with in-2 are independent adjectives (inadvertent , incognizant ), although the base adjective may no longer be in widespread use (as with incessant ). Exceptions include iniquitous and indignant . -in2 has multiple forms, as the 'n' sound in in-2 assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms ig-, il-2, im-2, and ir-2.