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
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.
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.
Thonon: the inclemency of the weather obliged us to remain a day confined to the inn.
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.
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.
Given such resolute inclemency, Cassandra decided her weary limbs could do with a rest and took a well-earned break from the cottage.
Nearly forty persons were massacred by the troops, and several who fled to the mountains perished by famine and the inclemency of the season.
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.
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.
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.