inclement

[ in-klem-uh nt ]
/ ɪnˈklɛm ənt /

adjective

(of the weather, the elements, etc.) severe, rough, or harsh; stormy.
not kind or merciful.

Nearby words

  1. incivil,
  2. incivility,
  3. incl.,
  4. inclasp,
  5. inclemency,
  6. inclinable,
  7. inclination,
  8. inclinatory,
  9. incline,
  10. inclined

Origin of inclement

1615–25; < Latin inclēment-, equivalent to in- in-3 + clēment- (stem of clēmēns) clement

Related formsin·clem·en·cy, in·clem·ent·ness, nounin·clem·ent·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for inclemency

inclement

/ (ɪnˈklɛmənt) /

adjective

(of weather) stormy, severe, or tempestuous
harsh, severe, or merciless
Derived Formsinclemency or inclementness, nouninclemently, adverb

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