What is the difference between inconvenient and difficult?

@modstar (9610)
Philippines
February 4, 2009 2:30am CST
Can something difficult make thing inconvenient or the other way around?
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@Theresaaiza (10487)
• Australia
4 Feb 09
Plainly, difficult is the opposite of easy. Inconvenient is the opposite of convenient. Lol. That wasn't too helpful. Seriously , I think they differ in the sense that you use the word difficult when pertaining to a situation, or task which is beyond or almost beyond your capacity. While the word inconvenient is to describe something which compromises comfort. They may be similar but i don't think they are interchangeable in meaning. You asked a very difficult question here, do you know that?!
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@modstar (9610)
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
Blame my phone for giving me inconvenience/difficulties on myLotting hehe.. Continue with your plainly responses ok ha..
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@Theresaaiza (10487)
• Australia
5 Feb 09
Oh so that's where all that inconvenience-or-difficult discussion come from. Go home, modstar! Lol
@laydee (12812)
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
Inconvenient is something you can do but is out of your way while difficult is something you may or may not be able to do or complete. Similarly, I think something difficult could make something inconvenient. Let's take for example you need to make a statistical framework of something and you don't really know how that works, so it could cause inconvenience on your part because you have to research how to make it, ask around and do several things before you could actually make one making it more difficult and very much inconvenient. On the other hand, let's say you are asked to pick up a laundry in a place away from you area, that's actually doable (it isn't difficult because all you need to do is go there) neither is there a need to use a mathematical formula or a need to read a whole chapter about laundry to do such a thing, right? But it's inconvenient because you're far from that place. Happy mylotting!
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@laydee (12812)
• Philippines
27 Apr 09
Thanks for the best response!
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
according to the free dictionary., inconvenient means not suited to your comfort, purpose or needs; "it is inconvenient not to have a telephone in the kitchen for example...while difficult in free dictionary means hard to do or accomplish; demanding considerable effort or skill; Hard to endure; trying like for example fell upon difficult times.
@modstar (9610)
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
you really are the best writer in the world hehe..
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
4 Feb 09
It can, but not necessarily. Inconvenience is a timing issue, while difficulty is an effort (or skill) issue. Having to take a timed test and expected to get 100% accuracy is a difficult thing. Having to take a timed test and expected to get 100% accuracy and suddenly having to use the restroom is a difficulty and an inconvenience.
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• India
4 Feb 09
Hi Modstar Well, i think inconvenient means something which is not suited for your comfort, and difficult means something which is hard to accomplish or achieve
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
5 Feb 09
almost the same bro...when you felt difficult of course you feel inconvenience and vice versa...
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
4 Feb 09
inconvenient just may be that its something thats not the right time for it...like its inconvenient to have to pee during a good movie at the theatre....its not difficult though just a hassle. Difficult to me means its hard to do...sometimes inconvenient too but not necessarily.