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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Inclemency \In*clem"en*cy\, n.; pl. Inclemencies. [L.
inclementia: cf. F. incl['e]mence.]
1. The state or quality of being inclement; lack of clemency;
lack of mildness of temper; unmercifulness; severity.
The inclemency of the late pope. --Bp. Hall.
2. Physical severity or harshness (commonly in respect to the
elements or weather); roughness; storminess; rigor; severe
cold, wind, rain, or snow.
The inclemencies of morning air. --Pope.
The rude inclemency of wintry skies. --Cowper.
Syn: Harshness; severity; cruelty; rigor; roughness;
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: weather unsuitable for outdoor activities [syn: bad
weather, inclemency, inclementness] [ant: good
2: excessive sternness; "severity of character"; "the harshness
of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp"
[syn: severity, severeness, harshness, rigor,
rigour, rigorousness, rigourousness, inclemency,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
85 Moby Thesaurus words for "inclemency":
absolute zero, acuteness, algidity, animality, astringency,
atrocity, austerity, barbarity, bitterness, bleakness, bloodlust,
briskness, brutality, chill, chilliness, cold, coldness, cool,
coolness, coolth, crispness, cruelty, cryogenics, cryology,
decrease in temperature, destructiveness, extremity, ferociousness,
fierceness, flintiness, force, freezing point, freshness,
frigidity, frostiness, furiousness, gelidity, grimness, hardness,
harshness, heartlessness, iciness, impetuosity, inexorableness,
inhumanity, intense cold, intensity, keenness, low temperature,
malignity, mercilessness, mindlessness, murderousness, nip,
nippiness, pitilessness, rawness, relentlessness, remorselessness,
rigor, roughness, ruthlessness, savagery, severity, sharp air,
sharpness, short shrift, sternness, stringency, tender mercies,
terrorism, uncompassionateness, unfeelingness, unforgivingness,
ungentleness, unmercifulness, unremorsefulness, unsympatheticness,
unyieldingness, vandalism, vehemence, venom, viciousness, violence,
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