in·​clem·​ent | \ (ˌ)in-ˈkle-mənt How to pronounce inclement (audio) , ˈin-klə- \

Definition of inclement

: lacking mildness: such as
a : physically severe : stormy inclement weather
b archaic : severe in temper or action : unmerciful

Other Words from inclement

inclemently adverb

Examples of inclement in a Sentence

The game was postponed due to inclement weather. the weather report warned that the holiday weekend would be spoiled by inclement weather
Recent Examples on the Web Games of catch in a public park fill his lunch breaks, while inclement weather pushes them into a church hall or gym. Jeff Truesdell,, 29 July 2022 The same former employees also believed center management would not send sick or injured children home, or close during power outages or inclement weather, for the same reason. Erika Fry, Fortune, 29 July 2022 Heat domes also act as magic force fields of sorts, deflecting inclement weather and storminess to the north into Canada. Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, 28 July 2022 On Wednesday, Cleveland was forced to practice inside due to inclement weather. Ashley Bastock, cleveland, 28 July 2022 Should inclement weather become a factor, the DOT will provide updates. Beck Andrew Salgado, Journal Sentinel, 28 July 2022 Stepping outside leads to a bestickered carport (for inclement weather) and a very large patio that winds around the building, stretching farther back than the bar's small storefront suggests. Emma Balter, Chron, 28 July 2022 Barbour never fails in inclement weather, including this pair of lug-sole rain boots featuring a breathable cotton lining. Laura Lajiness Kaupke, Harper's BAZAAR, 26 July 2022 When the Patriots practice indoors because of inclement weather or poor field conditions, practices will be closed to the public. Andrew Mahoney,, 25 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of inclement

1621, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for inclement

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

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4 Aug 2022

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“Inclement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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in·​clem·​ent | \ in-ˈkle-mənt How to pronounce inclement (audio) \

Kids Definition of inclement

: stormy sense 1 inclement weather

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