Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Inclined to be lenient or merciful.
  • adjective Mild.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Mild in temper and disposition; gentle; forbearing; lenient; merciful; compassionate; tender.
  • Synonyms Forbearing, indulgent, forgiving.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Mild in temper and disposition; merciful; compassionate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Lenient or merciful; charitable.
  • adjective Said of weather and similar circumstances that are mild.

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

  • adjective (used of persons or behavior) inclined to show mercy
  • adjective (of weather or climate) physically mild

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Latin clēmēns, clēment-.]

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From Latin clēmēns (of unknown origin).

Examples

  • Even in clement weather, many of them are tucked away in darkened cinemas watching the autumn releases.

    It's Lights, Camera, Strike in France

  • Nor is the case improved one whit even if one were to call the clement he has isolated not an individual substance but a quality: for there will still be the one beside the many, just as

    On Sophistical Refutations

  • Nor is the case improved one whit even if one were to call the clement he has isolated not an individual substance but a quality: for there will still be the one beside the many, just as

    On Sophistical Refutations

  • A clement breeze, overloaded with the scent of the chokecherry blossoms, eddied around me as I headed to the storage shed.

    Mercy Kill

  • Yet, despite the clement weather and close-knit circle of friends, he is now considering moving to London.

    Wolfgang Puck's Kitchen Adventures

  • The Yankees would move outside at the first sign of clement conditions.

    Six Weeks of Spring Training in...New Jersey?

  • Sofitel Cartagena Santa Clara The colonial patio in Sofitel's Santa Clara hotel Even though much of the jungle is still semi-flooded we soldier on and hire some mules and a guide to take us to the nearest swimming beach La Piscina, located a half-hour walk away when it is more clement, an hour this time.

    Navigating Through Colombia

  • It has been so clement of late it seems likely that if it holds a big if, English producers will better their record 4m-bottle output of 2010.

    Will this be English wine's best ever year?

  • Remittance growth is down, global capital flows are slowing and the weather may not be as clement as for the past two years.

    Breaking Manila's Cycle of Corruption

  • Sure sucks there were 2 decent Gov cand. in IL clement

    Illinois/FL-19 primary results. | RedState

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