- (of the weather, the elements, etc.) severe, rough, or harsh; stormy.
- not kind or merciful.
Origin of inclement
Related Words for inclementbrutal, cold, foul, hard, harsh, intemperate, raw, rigorous, rough, rugged, severe, stormy, tempestuous, violent, wintry, callous, draconian, pitiless, ruthless, savage
Examples from the Web for inclement
Historical Examples of inclement
As for John Hatteras, he did not seem to mind the inclement cold.
Birds not of a feather flock together at this inclement season.The Wit of a Duck and Other Papers
It was in the inclement month of January: I was starved and half clad.Rattlin the Reefer
It was my inclement destiny to become acquainted, not with Damien, but with Dr. Hyde.Father Damien
Robert Louis Stevenson
Despite the inclement weather he walked from eight to ten hours every day.The Goose Man
- (of weather) stormy, severe, or tempestuous
- harsh, severe, or merciless
Word Origin and History for inclement
1660s, from French inclément and directly from Latin inclementem (nominative inclemens) "harsh, unmerciful," from in- "not, opposite of, without" (see in- (1)) + clementem "mild, placid." "Limitation to weather is curious" [Weekley].