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noun [countable/uncountable] inconvenience pronunciation in American English /ˌɪnkənˈviniəns/ 
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pluralinconveniences
  1. an annoying problem or situation, especially one that forces you to make an extra effort to do something

    the inconveniences of life in the smaller and more remote villages

    We apologize for the inconvenience caused to passengers.

    Travelers are complaining of having to suffer the inconvenience of delayed flights.

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