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1Lack of accordance or correspondence; = disconveniency. Compare "inconvenience". historical and rare after 17th cent.
2Inconvenience, disadvantage; (as a count noun) an inconvenience, a disadvantage. Now rare.
verbRegional, US, Scottish
with object (Originally refl.). = "inconvenience".
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Guy de Chauliac's Grande Chirurgie. Originally from (i) Middle French disconvenience disagreement, incompatibility<br>early 19th century; earliest use found in Blackwood's Magazine. From disconvenience.
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