Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of being inclement
  • n. A lack of clemency
  • n. Something that is inclement

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being inclement; lack of clemency; lack of mildness of temper; unmercifulness; severity.
  • n. Physical severity or harshness (commonly in respect to the elements or weather); roughness; storminess; rigor; severe cold, wind, rain, or snow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being inclement; lack of clemency.
  • n. Severity of climate or weather; tempestuousness.
  • n. Adversity; disagreeableness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. excessive sternness
  • n. weather unsuitable for outdoor activities

Etymologies

inclement +‎ -cy. From Latin inclementia. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Obama's snow-day quip could be seen as a metaphor for the problems facing the country - that people can get out and persevere in inclemency.

    1st days give insight into Obama leadership traits

  • Here then I retreated, and lay down happy to have found a shelter, however miserable, from the inclemency of the season, and still more from the barbarity of man.

    Chapter 11

  • Thonon: the inclemency of the weather obliged us to remain a day confined to the inn.

    Chapter 2

  • Our alleged mayor, who had been overseeing PBOT for four years, had a plan for Portland during last December's inclemency: with shovel in hand at a presser during the local paralysis, he told us to clear our own walks.

    Dear Fireman Randy (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • When I was thirteen years of age, we all went on a party of pleasure to the baths near Thonon: the inclemency of the weather obliged us to remain a day confined to the inn.

    Chapter 1

  • Given such resolute inclemency, Cassandra decided her weary limbs could do with a rest and took a well-earned break from the cottage.

    The Forgotten Garden

  • Nearly forty persons were massacred by the troops, and several who fled to the mountains perished by famine and the inclemency of the season.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • It grew cold, it grew bleak; little guarded against the inclemency of the — —, I felt its severity in every limb, and missed a thousand indulgencies which in possession I had never valued.

    Cecilia

  • We will go to their roofless houses, and see them repaired; we will exclude from their dwellings the inclemency of the weather; we will clothe them from cold, we will rescue them from hunger.

    Cecilia

  • He succeeded in becoming an integral part of the great and mighty fruit-producing organization; he had adapted himself to the inclemency of the air, and had dwelt in every cave among the rocks.

    The Magic Skin

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