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- The quality of being inclement; lack of clemency.
- Something that is inclement.
- 1729, Jonathan Swift, A Modest Proposal:
- with neither house nor clothes to cover them from the inclemencies of the weather
- 1849, Edwin Bryant, What I Saw in California:
- They are built of rough sticks, covered with bulrushes or grass, in such a manner as to completely protect the inhabitants from all the inclemencies of the weather.
- 1874, Jules Verne, The Mysterious Island:
- There had been rain, squalls mingled with snow, hailstorms, gusts of wind, but these inclemencies did not last.
- 1922, Charles Sylvester, Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 5:
- The cry of the suffering and dying rings in our ears, as they are dragged from their beds, to be exposed to the inclemencies of the ice-covered sea in an open boat.