inconvenience


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inconvenience

verb annoy, be obstructive, be unnooperative, bother, disadvantage, discommode, displace, disturb, encumber, give trouble, hamper, hinder, impede, impose hardship, incommode, irritate, obstruct, stall, stand in the way, stymie, thwart, trouble, unsettle, vex
Associated concepts: forum non conveniens, public inconnenience
Foreign phrases: Privatum incommodum publico bono pensatur.Private inconvenience is compensated by public benefit. Argumentum ab inconvenienti est validum in lege; quia lex non permittit aliquod inconveniens. An arrument drawn from what is inconvenient is good in law, because the law will not permit any inconvenience. Quod est inconveniens aut contra rationem non permissum est in lege. What is inconvenient or contrary to reason is not permitted in the law.
See also: aggravation, annoy, bait, delay, detriment, disadvantage, discommode, drawback, encumber, encumbrance, handicap, harass, hinder, hindrance, hold up, impede, impediment, molest, molestation, nuisance, obstacle, trammel, trouble
References in classic literature ?
And yet all this inconvenience they might have put up with, if only it had not been for one thing--if only there had been some place where they might eat.
Eppie was now aware that her behaviour was under observation, but it was only the observation of a friendly donkey, browsing with a log fastened to his foot--a meek donkey, not scornfully critical of human trivialities, but thankful to share in them, if possible, by getting his nose scratched; and Eppie did not fail to gratify him with her usual notice, though it was attended with the inconvenience of his following them, painfully, up to the very door of their home.
This, however, was a slight inconvenience to the gallant Abbot, who, perhaps, even rejoicing in the opportunity to display his accomplished horsemanship before so many spectators, especially of the fair sex, dispensed with the use of these supports to a timid rider.
I drew it out, and at his desire, as well as I could, expressed to him the use of it; and charging it only with powder, which, by the closeness of my pouch, happened to escape wetting in the sea (an inconvenience against which all prudent mariners take special care to provide,) I first cautioned the emperor not to be afraid, and then I let it off in the air.
The closing of the shop caused great inconvenience.
There is no method of steering clear of this inconvenience, but by authorizing the national government to raise its own revenues in its own way.
Departing this life as Admiral of the Fleet on the eve of the Crimean War, Sir Thomas Byam Martin has recorded for us amongst his all too short autobiographical notes these few characteristic words uttered by one young man of the many who must have felt that particular inconvenience of a heroic age.
Accordingly we offered our services to one and were accepted; our Company was indeed rather small, as it consisted only of the Manager his wife and ourselves, but there were fewer to pay and the only inconvenience attending it was the Scarcity of Plays which for want of People to fill the Characters, we could perform.
Sire, you overpower me; I cannot think of putting your majesty's officers to inconvenience on my account.
Bodily inconvenience and mental anguish may be included, but the average courts are not, as a rule, swayed by sentiment.
Besides, there would be another inconvenience attending this proposal, for what is common to many is taken least care of; for all men regard more what is their own than what others share with them in, to which they pay less attention than is incumbent on every one: let me add also, that every one is more negligent of what another is to see to, as well as himself, than of his own private business; as in a family one is often worse served by many servants than by a few.
You have the self-satisfaction of courage without the inconvenience of danger.