Inclement
Inclement In*clem"ent, a. [L. inclemens; pref. in- not + clemens mild: cf. F. incl['e]ment. See {Clement}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not clement; destitute of a mild and kind temper; void of tenderness; unmerciful; severe; harsh. [1913 Webster]

2. Physically severe or harsh (generally restricted to the elements or weather); rough; boisterous; stormy; rigorously cold, etc.; as, inclement weather. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

The guard the wretched from the inclement sky. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Teach us further by what means to shun The inclement seasons, rain, ice, hail, and snow! --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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  • inclément — inclément, ente [ ɛ̃klemɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1546; lat. inclemens 1 ♦ Vx Qui manque de clémence. Juges incléments. 2 ♦ Fig. et littér. ⇒ dur, rigoureux. Température inclémente. « Dans l inclément désert » (Hugo). ● inclément, inclémente adjectif… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • inclement — INCLEMÉNT, Ă, inclemenţi, te, adj. (livr.) Neiertător. – Din fr. inclément. Trimis de valeriu, 21.07.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  inclemént adj. m., pl. incleménţi; f. sg. incleméntă …   Dicționar Român

  • inclément — inclément, ente (in klé man, man t ) adj. 1°   Qui n a pas de clémence, en parlant des dieux, du ciel, du sort. Des dieux incléments.    Par plaisanterie. •   Je n ai point lu, monsieur, les beaux vers où vous dites que le très inclément Clément… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • inclement — (adj.) 1660s, from Fr. inclément and directly from L. inclementem (nom. inclemens) harsh, unmerciful, from in not, opposite of, without (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + clementem mild, placid. Limitation to weather is curious [Weekley] …   Etymology dictionary

  • inclement — [adj1] bitter, nasty (weather) brutal, cold, foul, hard, harsh, intemperate, raw, rigorous, rough, rugged, severe, stormy, tempestuous, violent, wintry; concept 525 Ant. clear, mild, nice, sunny inclement [adj2] cruel, merciless callous,… …   New thesaurus

  • inclement — [in klem′ənt] adj. [L inclemens: see IN 2 & CLEMENT] 1. rough; severe; stormy [inclement weather] 2. lacking mercy or leniency; harsh inclemency n. pl. inclemencies inclemently adv …   English World dictionary

  • inclement — index callous, harsh, relentless, ruthless, severe, unfavorable, unrelenting Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • inclement — Inclement, Inclemens …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • inclement — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of the weather) unpleasantly cold or wet. DERIVATIVES inclemency noun …   English terms dictionary

  • inclement — adjective Etymology: Latin inclement , inclemens, from in + clement , clemens clement Date: 1621 lacking mildness: as a. archaic severe in temper or action ; unmerciful b. physically severe ; stormy < inclement weather > • inclemently …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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