inclement

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj inclement used of persons or behavior; showing no clemency or mercy "the harsh sentence of an inclement judge"
    • adj inclement (of weather or climate) severe
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Inclement Not clement; destitute of a mild and kind temper; void of tenderness; unmerciful; severe; harsh.
    • Inclement Physically severe or harsh (generally restricted to the elements or weather); rough; boisterous; stormy; rigorously cold, etc.; as, inclement weather. "The guard the wretched from the inclement sky.""Teach us further by what means to shun
      The inclement seasons, rain, ice, hail, and snow!"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • inclement Not clement. Unmerciful; harsh; severe; adverse.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Inclement in-klem′ent unmerciful: stormy: very cold: harsh: unpropitious
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. inclemens,; pref. in-, not + clemens, mild: cf. F. inclément,. See Clement

Usage

In literature:

But if things had grown better to the south, it was still desolate and inclement near at hand.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The War Office ought to know that the inclement weather prevented these warriors appearing in their uniform.
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes
As for John Hatteras, he did not seem to mind the inclement cold.
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
Often while the season is so inclement that it would seem there is still danger of frost, the sparrow builds her nest.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
Protective plates of glass noiselessly enveloped the terrace, sheltering those upon it from the inclement weather.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
Sleet comes only from cannonized rain, galvanized by inclement ironmongers.
"Sympathetic Magic" by Paul Cameron Brown
The vote was small on account of inclement weather but I am sure that it kept away more men than women.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
The coast and waters were searched as far as the inclement climate allowed.
"Adventurers of the Far North" by Stephen Leacock
In very inclement weather service at the grave can be shortened by omitting any part of the ceremony except the apron, acacia and honors.
"Masonic Monitor of the Degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason" by George Thornburgh
In general, it is advisable to protect the animals so far as possible from inclement weather conditions, such as cold rains, heavy dews, and frosts.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
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In poetry:

Naked, he braves th' inclement skies,
And overlooks the town,
While you, in vain, attempt to rise,
And reach a silken gown.
"To The Corpulent Counsellor W--" by William Hutton
Dismal day, with the weather inclement.
Inconsolably rivulets run
Down the porch in front of the doorway;
Through my wide-open windows they come.
"In Memory of Marina Tsvetaeva" by Boris Pasternak
In vain dost thou, from the inclement air,
Thy body guard, and from the tempest keen,
If thou dost not a proper garb prepare
Thy soul from sin's destructive rage to screen.
"An Admonition To A Man, When He Dresses His Body, To Pray For Clothes And Armour, For The Soul" by Rees Prichard
From Love, from angry Love's inclement reign
I pass awhile to Friendship's equal skies;
Thou, generous Maid! reliev'st my partial pain,
And cheer'st the victim of another's eyes.
"Elegy V. He Compares the Turbulence of Love With the Tranquillity of Friendship" by William Shenstone
Borne by the wave steep-sloping from the shore,
Back to the inclement deep, again he beats
The surge aside, and seems to treat secure;
And now the refluent wave his baffled toil defeats.
"Hope, Like The Short-lived Ray That Gleams Awhile" by William Cowper
The apron of all inclement weather
Is roughly unfastened, there on high;
The apron of woes and misery
Is shaken by wind-gusts violently
Down on the hamlets that crouch together
Beneath the dull horizon-sky.
"The Snow" by Emile Verhaeren

In news:

Despite some inclement weather Saturday morning, the 37th annual Ohio River Sternwheel Festival was a great success.
Unlike other spring sports at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School, sailing can't move indoors in inclement weather.
The city Parks & Recreation Department has tents ready to shelter picnickers from inclement weather.
The Northbound side opened last Friday but the southbound side was slightly delayed due to inclement weather.
TERRE HAUTE — Due to today's inclement weather and for the safety of riders and teams, the 50th running of Indiana State University's Sycamore Tricycle Derby has been postponed.
In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held in the fellowship hall.
News the Northern Ireland farming industry has been impacted by inclement weather over the last couple of years will hardly come as much of a shock.
Luckily, if anyone's equipped to party through inclement conditions, it's a bunch of skiers and riders.
In an effort to accommodate working parents when area school districts cancel classes due to inclement weather, the Cassville YMCA will once again offer Snow Day Snow Camp this winter.
Despite the inclement weather and many other local activities happening on the same date, Critter Camp raised $1,300.
Northern State's Dare to Share event was postponed Sunday due to inclement weather conditions.
In case of inclement weather, there are steps kidney patients can take to maintain their health.
The Washington Nationals' game against the Los Angeles Dodgers has been postponed due to inclement weather.
The Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator for Holley, Blane Burnett, commented on the inclement weather.
The Independence Day show had to be canceled due to the storm, and the Fall Fling show was affected by inclement weather.
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In science:

Details are discussed in TST-9, which also provides a discussion of the expected time lost in addition to clouds due to other inclement weather conditions such as high wind or humidity.
Thirty Meter Telescope Site Testing I: Overview
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