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inclement

[ in-klem-uhnt ]
/ ɪnˈklɛm ənt /
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adjective
(of the weather, the elements, etc.) severe, rough, or harsh; stormy.
not kind or merciful.
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Origin of inclement

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

OTHER WORDS FROM inclement

in·clem·en·cy, in·clem·ent·ness, nounin·clem·ent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for inclement

inclement
/ (ɪnˈklɛmənt) /

adjective
(of weather) stormy, severe, or tempestuous
harsh, severe, or merciless

Derived forms of inclement

inclemency or inclementness, nouninclemently, adverb
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