inclemency

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n inclemency excessive sternness "severity of character","the harshness of his punishment was inhuman","the rigors of boot camp"
    • n inclemency weather unsuitable for outdoor activities
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Inclemency Physical severity or harshness (commonly in respect to the elements or weather); roughness; storminess; rigor; severe cold, wind, rain, or snow. "The inclemencies of morning air.""The rude inclemency of wintry skies."
    • Inclemency The state or quality of being inclement; lack of clemency; lack of mildness of temper; unmercifulness; severity. "The inclemency of the late pope."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n inclemency The character of being inclement; lack of clemency. Severity of temper; unmercifulness or harshness of feeling or action.
    • n inclemency Severity of climate or weather; tempestuousness.
    • n inclemency Adversity; disagreeableness.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. inclementia,: cf. F. inclémence,

Usage

In literature:

We were in a wigwam, which afforded us but miserable shelter from the inclemency of the season.
"The Gypsies" by Charles G. Leland
Our two Crusoes would therein find themselves in a position to brave with impunity the inclemency of the weather.
"Godfrey Morgan" by Jules Verne
The unhappy settlers were thus left without food in that dreary region, to endure the inclemency of the winter.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
He was exposed, all at once, to the inclemencies of the Infinitudes.
"A Circuit Rider's Wife" by Corra Harris
Neither hunger, nor nakedness, nor inclemency of the weather troubles you.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 (Vol 28 of 55)" by Various
Out of doors the night was intensely black, and a drizzling rain added to its inclemency.
"Nancy McVeigh of the Monk Road" by R. Henry Mainer
These blocks are, however, of sand-stone, and their fractures are the result of the inclemency of the weather.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
No inclemency of the weather prevents them.
"Moon Lore" by Timothy Harley
Moreover, the merchants and their goods are exposed to the inclemency of the weather.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 488, May 9, 1885" by Various
The post-boys were exposed to all the inclemency of the weather both by day and night.
"A Hundred Years by Post" by J. Wilson Hyde
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In poetry:

Upon thy tranquil front the star
Burns bleak and passionless and white,
Its cold inclemency of light
More dreadful than the shadows are.
"Invocation" by Ambrose Bierce