ADJ. considerable, great, serious | minor | public The rail strike is likely to cause considerable public inconvenience. | administrative
VERB + INCONVENIENCE have, suffer | avoid I chose a different route to avoid the inconvenience of going through the town centre. | cause (sb), put sb to I don't want to put you to any inconvenience. | minimize, save (sb) You could have fetched me from the airport and saved me the inconvenience of having to take the bus! | apologize for, regret This shop is closed today for staff training. We regret any inconvenience caused.
INCONVENIENCE + VERB arise from sth inconvenience arising from errors in the timetable
PREP. ~ to Every effort will be made to minimize inconvenience to customers while work is in progress.
PHRASES with a minimum of inconvenience The club management will try to ensure that the building work is carried out with the minimum of inconvenience to guests.
ADV. greatly The general public has been greatly inconvenienced by this strike.