Definition of clement in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈklɛm(ə)nt/


1(Of weather) mild: it is a very clement day
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  • The late summer weather was so clement that the women of Le Palais even took to walking the streets in their lingerie.
  • And, yes, some prefer the street to the disease, the occasional violence and the lack of privacy of shelters (at least in clement weather).
  • The clement weather of late has of course helped, but the signs were there of a huge improvement long before mother nature decided to give a hand.
2(Of a person or their actions) merciful.
Example sentences
  • To be clement is to be lenient and compassionate, or, in the case of weather, perfectly heavenly.
  • Hundreds of Wharfedale supporters will be heading to Harrogate tomorrow hoping their nearest rivals are in clement mood.
  • Not wanting to push her luck by asking why Angela was being so clement, she thanked her mother sweetly and left to her room to finish her homework.


Late Middle English (in sense 2): from Latin clemens, clement-.

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