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Meaning of INCLEMENT

Pronunciation:  in'klemunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  used of persons or behavior; showing no clemency or mercy; "the harse sentence of an inclement judge"
  2. [adj]  (of weather of climate) physically severe

INCLEMENT is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: filthy, foul, nasty, pluvial, pluvious, rainy, unsparing, vile
 Antonyms: clement
 See Also: intemperate, merciless, stormy, unmerciful



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

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

         The guard the wretched from the inclement sky.

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

Thesaurus Terms
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