Definition of convenient in English:

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Pronunciation: /kənˈvēnyənt/


1Fitting in well with a person’s needs, activities, and plans: I phoned your office to confirm that this date is convenient
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  • There are plenty of ways to make your meal plan convenient, appealing, and customized to fit your lifestyle.
  • It wasn't as if he even particularly liked to swim; it was simply the most convenient physical activity.
  • In the garden would be quite convenient as you are planning on mowing the lawn.
suitable, appropriate, fitting, fit, suited, opportune, timely, well timed, favorable, advantageous, seasonable, expedient
1.1Involving little trouble or effort: the new parking lot will make shopping much more convenient
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  • The card is being marketed as a more convenient option for the customer, compared to carrying cash or traveller's cheques.
  • A more convenient but less effective option is to use a liquid extract.
  • If you can offer a more convenient option to customers, that is valuable.
1.2 (convenient to) Situated so as to allow easy access to: the 34-story building is convenient to downtown
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  • We are pleased to offer to the market this terraced house, convenient for access to all local amenities and transport links.
  • The property is also convenient for a number of local schools.
  • London Gatwick Airport is convenient for The English Language Centre in Brighton.
near (to), close to, within easy reach of, well situated for, handy for, not far from, just around the corner from;
nearby, neighboring
informal a stone's throw from, within spitting distance of
1.3Occurring in a place or at a time that is useful: put the blame on a convenient scapegoat
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  • The doctors responsible for children's heart surgery in Bristol provided convenient scapegoats.
  • Yet a closer look at his record suggests that he is just a convenient scapegoat for a lot of people's stereotypes.
  • The promissory note is a convenient tool, an additional guarantee to the bona fide commercial relationship.


Late Middle English (in the sense 'befitting, becoming, suitable'): from Latin convenient- 'assembling, agreeing, fitting', from the verb convenire (see convene).

Words that rhyme with convenient

intervenient, lenient, prevenient

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Syllabification: con·ven·ient

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