What does inclement mean?

Definitions for inclement
ɪnˈklɛm əntin·clement

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inclementadjective

    (of weather or climate) severe

  2. inclementadjective

    used of persons or behavior; showing no clemency or mercy

    "the harsh sentence of an inclement judge"


  1. inclementadjective

    Stormy, of rough weather

  2. inclementadjective

    Merciless, unrelenting.

  3. inclementadjective

    unmercifully severe in temper or action

  4. Etymology: From inclemens, from in- + clementem.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Inclementadjective

    Unmerciful; unpitying; void of tenderness; harsh.

    Etymology: in and clemens, Latin.

    Teach us further by what means to shun
    Th' inclement seasons, rain, ice, hail and snow. John Milton.

    I stand
    Naked, defenceless, on a foreign land:
    Propitious to my wants, a vest supply,
    To guard the wretched from th' inclement sky. Alexander Pope.


  1. inclement

    Inclement generally refers to severe or harsh weather conditions that are unpleasantly cold, wet, stormy or windy. It can also pertain to actions or behaviors that are physically severe, harsh, or cruel.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inclementadjective

    not clement; destitute of a mild and kind temper; void of tenderness; unmerciful; severe; harsh

  2. Inclementadjective

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

  3. Etymology: [L. inclemens; pref. in- not + clemens mild: cf. F. inclment. See Clement.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inclement

    in-klem′ent, adj. unmerciful: stormy: very cold: harsh: unpropitious.—n. Inclem′ency.—adv. Inclem′ently.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inclement in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inclement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of inclement in a Sentence

  1. North Tarrant Express:

    NTE NTE35W maintenance crews started pre-treating the corridors on Tuesday morning in anticipation of inclement weather, and have been treating continuously as they monitor the roadway, we will continue treating the highways through the weekend and into next week, as long as the storm is active. Our crews treat the entire corridor, managed lanes, general purpose lanes, frontage roads and ramps.

  2. Sylvester Turner:

    We are opening the doors and opening shelters to get people out of inclement conditions, we are not going to tolerate any activity that is criminal in nature, that is disruptive.

  3. Tim Killam:

    Our door to the bus stop is approximately 75 feet and in inclement weather, it was very difficult to rush Ryder out to the stop.

  4. Danielle Filson:

    In order to meet the New York State mandate of 180 in session school days, rather than cut into spring break, religious observances, or the already short and much-needed summer, we will pivot to remote learning days during rare instances when schools close due to inclement weather, we are sad for a year without snow days.

  5. Jeff Goldstein:

    It’s all about the snow and the freezing cold, if we had not been beat up by inclement weather, we would have hit $20 million-plus.

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  • ανεπιεικήςGreek
  • inclementeSpanish
  • raivoisa, armoton, myrskyisäFinnish
  • inclēmēnsLatin
  • ruru, mākato, katopōMāori
  • ruig, stormachtig, genadeloosDutch
  • суровый, беспощадныйRussian
  • obeveklig, bister, sträng, omild, stormig, oförsonligSwedish

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