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

  • adj. Inclined to be lenient or merciful.
  • adj. Mild: clement weather.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


Middle English, from Latin clēmēns, clēment-.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin clēmēns (of unknown origin). (Wiktionary)



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