1) ADJ-GRADED: oft it v-link ADJ to-inf If a way of doing something is convenient, it is easy, or very useful or suitable for a particular purpose.

...a flexible and convenient way of paying for business expenses...

The family thought it was more convenient to eat in the kitchen.

Derived words:
convenience N-UNCOUNT

They may use a credit card for convenience.

...the convenience of a fast non-stop flight.

conveniently ADV-GRADED usu ADV with v, also ADV with cl

The body spray slips conveniently into your sports bag for freshening up after a game.

2) ADJ-GRADED: oft ADJ for n (approval) If you describe a place as convenient, you are pleased because it is near to where you are, or because you can reach another place from there quickly and easily.

The town is well placed for easy access to London and convenient for Heathrow Airport...

Martin drove along until he found a convenient parking place.

Derived words:
conveniently ADV-GRADED usu ADV adj/-ed, also ADV after v, ADV with cl

It was very conveniently situated just across the road from the City Reference Library...

He chose Simi Valley in Ventura County mainly because it was conveniently close to Los Angeles.

...two conveniently placed push-buttons.

3) ADJ-GRADED A convenient time to do something, for example to meet someone, is a time when you are free to do it or would like to do it.

She will try to arrange a mutually convenient time and place for an interview...

Would this evening be convenient for you?

4) ADJ-GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone's attitudes or actions as convenient, you think they are only adopting those attitudes or performing those actions in order to avoid something difficult or unpleasant.

We cannot make this minority a convenient excuse to turn our backs.

...a convenient scapegoat...

It does seem a bit convenient, doesn't it?

Derived words:
conveniently ADV-GRADED usu ADV before v, also ADV with cl

They've conveniently forgotten the risk of heart disease...

Conveniently, he had developed amnesia about that part of his life.

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