Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • noun excessive sternness
  • noun weather unsuitable for outdoor activities

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

inclement +‎ -cy. From Latin inclementia.

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

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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