Definition of inclement in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈklɛm(ə)nt/


(Of the weather) unpleasantly cold or wet: walkers should be prepared for inclement weather
More example sentences
  • But when the weather is inclement, you either have to inure yourself to the cold and wet or stay in with a good book or a jigsaw.
  • Despite the inclement weather all participants enjoyed the day in particular the lunch at Clogh Resource Centre.
  • Though Kent will rue not securing the win, they will point to the inclement weather of the opening three days when 128 overs were lost to rain.
cold, chilly, bitter, bleak, raw, wintry, freezing, snowy, icy;
wet, rainy, drizzly, damp;
stormy, blustery, wild, rough, squally, tempestuous, windy;
unpleasant, bad, foul, nasty, filthy, severe, extreme, harsh, adverse



Pronunciation: /ɪnˈklɛmənsi/
noun (plural inclemencies)
Example sentences
  • The Welsh, I would say, have an often overlooked but damned fine line in dry humour, as is often the case with people from inclement climates, and maybe this is honed even more when you spend so much of your life immersed in that inclemency.
  • It was the duty of the Medical Officer to see that the pilgrims were with sufficient clothing to stand the inclemency of the weather and if they were not then the official directed them to abandon the Yatra.
  • There are islands in Antarctica and parts of northern Canada that are uninhabitable due to the inclemency of the weather.




Early 17th century: from French inclément or Latin inclement-, from in- 'not' + clement- 'clement'.

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