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

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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 This game has been postponed due to inclement weather (read more). Andrew Hammond, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers postpone series finale vs. Minnesota Twins due to inclement weather," 9 May 2021 The following year, more inclement weather wiped out the Wednesday pro-am. Scott Bell, Dallas News, "TPC Craig Ranch is the new home of the AT&T Byron Nelson. Can it learn from the tournament’s failures at Trinity Forest Golf Club?," 8 May 2021 In the event of inclement weather, commencement plans include ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Pine Bluff Commercial, Arkansas Online, "Calendar 5-8-21," 8 May 2021 The game was delayed nearly an hour after four innings due to inclement weather. J.c. Carnahan,, "Winter Springs walks off in 8th; University stays unbeaten in softball regional quarterfinals," 7 May 2021 Other factors impacting the drop include pandemic related costs and severe inclement weather in some markets. Shelley E. Kohan, Forbes, "CVS Health Revenues Up 3.5% For First Quarter," 4 May 2021 In case of inclement weather, the celebration will be held at the same time the next day, Sunday, May 16., "Community News For The Colchester Edition," 30 Apr. 2021 Lemonade sales were a little slow ahead of the draft on Thursday, likely due to inclement weather, Owens said. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "Downtown Cleveland restaurants, bars welcome fans on first day of NFL Draft," 30 Apr. 2021 In case of inclement weather, the event will continue with Workman taking portraits indoors instead of on the grounds., "Historic headstones, moving to music, and an outdoor business boost," 28 Apr. 2021

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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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The first known use of inclement was in 1621

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12 May 2021

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“Inclement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of inclement

formal : having rain and storms


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

Kids Definition of inclement

: stormy sense 1 inclement weather

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