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Wednesday, June 02, 1999

Definitions for inclement

  1. Rough, harsh; extreme, severe -- generally restricted to the elements or weather.
  2. Severe, unrelenting; cruel.

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Citations for inclement
To make his misery complete he was forced to travel back in the winter, in the most inclement weather. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, The Sleeping Beauty and other Fairy Tales
Molly also noticed that the window frames had grooves of soft lead, less than an inch wide and shaped like blunt hooks, into which the glass could be slotted at night or during inclement weather. Annabel Davis-Goff, The Dower House
Origin of inclement
Inclement is from Latin in-, "not" + clemens, "gentle, merciful."