Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

inclement

play
adjective in·clem·ent \(ˌ)in-ˈkle-mənt, ˈin-klə-\

Simple Definition of inclement

  • : having rain and storms

Full Definition of inclement

  1. :  lacking mildness: as a archaic :  severe in temper or action :  unmerciful b :  physically severe :  stormy <inclement weather>

in·clem·ent·ly adverb

Examples of inclement

  1. The game was postponed due to inclement weather.

  2. <the weather report warned that the holiday weekend would be spoiled by inclement weather>



Origin of inclement

Latin inclement-, inclemens, from in- + clement-, clemens clement


First Known Use: 1621


INCLEMENT Defined for Kids

inclement

play
adjective in·clem·ent \in-ˈkle-mənt\

Definition of inclement

  1. :  stormy 1 <inclement weather>





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up inclement? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 11, 2016

the holder of an office

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

16.96 pounds 2.2 pounds 196.5 pounds 100 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ