inconvenient inconvenient  /ˌɪn kən ˈvin jənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) not suited to your comfort, purpose or needs
  2. (adj) not conveniently timed

Usage(s):

  1. The simple truth, inconvenient as it was for the Administration, is that Hansen had the science firmly on his side.
  2. The simple truth, inconvenient as it was for the Administration, is that Hansen had the science firmly on his side.
  3. There's an inconvenient truth for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

News

  1. What the Ice Is Telling Us

    In May 2007, roughly a year after the release of An Inconvenient Truth, Will Steger was leading a 1,200-mile ice survey expedition across Baffin Island, in northern Canada, when he and his team encountered a tangle of snowmobile tracks in the snow.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Takepart.com via Yahoo! News

  2. Watch Al Gore and Jeff Skoll’s Google+ Hangout on Climate Change and ‘An Inconvenient Truth’

    In 2006, An Inconvenient Truth opened the world’s eyes to climate change and sparked a worldwide conversation that continues today.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Takepart.com via Yahoo! News

  3. Still True, Still Inconvenient: What We’ve Learned Since 2006

    At a presentation in Long Beach, California, this past February, former Vice President Al Gore cued up one of the most chilling scenes from his 2006 Oscar-winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Takepart.com via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. In his dissent, Justice Samuel Alito said, "Brushing aside inconvenient precedent, the (majority) arms public educational institutions with a handy weapon for suppressing the speech of unpopular groups - groups to which, as Hastings candidly puts...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Samuel Alito Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. Speaking at the opening session of the Copenhagen summit, Mr Pachauri said: "Given the wide ranging nature of (climate) change that is likely to be taken in hand, some naturally find it inconvenient to accept its inevitability. The recent incidents...
    on Dec 7, 2009 By: Rajendra Pachauri Source: Economic Times

  3. Of the conflict in the Middle East, Greenspan said: "I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil."
    on Sep 15, 2005 By: Alan Greenspan Source: 940 News

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