Inclemency

In*clem"en*cy

(?), n.;
pl. Inclemencies (#).
[L. inclementia: cf. F. inclmence.]
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1. The state or quality of being inclement; lack of clemency; lack of mildness of temper; unmercifulness; severity.
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The inclemency of the late pope.
Bp. Hall.
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2. Physical severity or harshness (commonly in respect to the elements or weather); roughness; storminess; rigor; severe cold, wind, rain, or snow.
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The inclemencies of morning air.
Pope.
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The rude inclemency of wintry skies.
Cowper.

Syn. -- Harshness; severity; cruelty; rigor; roughness; storminess; boisterousness.
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