Inclemency



[in-klem-uh nt] /ɪnˈklɛm ənt/

adjective
1.
(of the weather, the elements, etc.) severe, rough, or harsh; stormy.
2.
not kind or merciful.
/ɪnˈklɛmənt/
adjective
1.
(of weather) stormy, severe, or tempestuous
2.
harsh, severe, or merciless
adjective

severe, unrelenting; cruel
Word Origin

Latin in- + clementem ‘mild’
n.

1550s, from Middle French inclémence and directly from Latin inclementia “rigor, harshness, roughness,” from inclemens (see inclement).
adj.

1660s, from French inclément and directly from Latin inclementem (nominative inclemens) “harsh, unmerciful,” from in- “not, opposite of, without” (see in- (1)) + clementem “mild, placid.” “Limitation to weather is curious” [Weekley].

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