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clem·ent

 (klĕm′ənt)
adj.
1. Inclined to be lenient or merciful.
2. Mild: clement weather.

[Middle English, from Latin clēmēns, clēment-.]

clem′ent·ly adv.

clement

(ˈklɛmənt)
adj
1. merciful
2. (of the weather) mild
[C15: from Latin clēmēns mild; probably related to Greek klinein to lean]
ˈclemently adv

clem•ent

(ˈklɛm ənt)

adj.
1. mild or merciful in disposition or character; lenient; compassionate: A clement judge reduced his sentence.
2. (of the weather) mild or temperate; pleasant.
[1425–75; late Middle English (< Old French) < Latin clēment-, s. of clēmēns gentle, merciful]
clem′ent•ly, adv.

Clem•ent

(ˈklɛm ənt)
n.
1. Clement I, Saint (Clement of Rome), A.D. c30–c100, first of the Apostolic Fathers: pope 88?–97?
2. Clement VII, (Giulio de' Medici), 1478–1534, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1523–34.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.clement - (of weather or climate) physically mild; "clement weather"
temperate - (of weather or climate) free from extremes; mild; or characteristic of such weather or climate; "a temperate region"; "the temperate zones"; "temperate plants"
inclement - (of weather or climate) severe
2.clement - (used of persons or behavior) inclined to show mercy; "a more clement judge reduced the sentence"
merciful - showing or giving mercy; "sought merciful treatment for the captives"; "a merciful god"
inclement - used of persons or behavior; showing no clemency or mercy; "the harsh sentence of an inclement judge"

clement

adjective mild, fine, fair, calm, temperate, balmy The area is usually known for its clement weather.

clement

adjective
Translations
رَحيم، رَؤوفمُعْتَدِل
laskavýmírný
barmhjertigmild
mildurmiskunnsamur
gailestingasgailestingumasmalonė
lēnprātīgsmaigsmērensžēlsirdīgs

Clement

[ˈklemənt] NClemente

clement

[ˈklemənt] ADJclemente, benigno

clement

[ˈklɛmənt] adj [weather] → clément(e)

clement

adjmild (towards sb jdm gegenüber)

clement

[ˈklɛmənt] (frm) adj (person) → clemente; (weather) → mite, clemente

clement

(ˈklemənt) adjective
1. (of weather etc) mild.
2. merciful.
ˈclemency noun
References in classic literature ?
At the ministry to which Rabourdin belonged there flourished, as general-secretary, a certain Monsieur Clement Chardin des Lupeaulx, one of those men whom the tide of political events sends to the surface for a few years, then engulfs on a stormy night, but whom we find again on a distant shore, tossed up like the carcass of a wrecked ship which still seems to have life in her.
His position, so far as it went, was a good one, and Clement Chardin des Lupeaulx flourished in it like a tree planted in good soil.
In person, Clement des Lupeaulx had the remains of a handsome man; five feet six inches tall, tolerably stout, complexion flushed with good living, powdered head, delicate spectacles, and a worn-out air; the natural skin blond, as shown by the hand, puffy like that of an old woman, rather too square, and with short nails--the hand of a satrap.
No sooner had the beautiful Madame Rabourdin decided to interfere in her husband's administrative advancement than she fathomed Clement des Lupeaulx's true character, and studied him thoughtfully to discover whether in this thin strip of deal there were ligneous fibres strong enough to let her lightly trip across it from the bureau to the department, from a salary of eight thousand a year to twelve thousand.
But Machiavel knew not of a Friar Clement, nor a Ravillac, nor a Jaureguy, nor a Baltazar Gerard; yet his rule holdeth still, that nature, nor the engagement of words, are not so forcible, as custom.
Coming now to the other qualities mentioned above, I say that every prince ought to desire to be considered clement and not cruel.
Napoleon certainly he knew something of, inasmuch as he had seen and spoken with him; but of Clement VII.
At ten o'clock in the morning the Sieur de la Coste, ensign in the king's Guards, followed by two officers and several archers of that body, came to the city registrar, named Clement, and demanded of him all the keys of the rooms and offices of the hotel.
you will not always remain so clement, so noble, so generous as you have shown yourself with respect to me and M.
He watched all his steps, and always spoke to him with an angry countenance; punishing him for what he called his dreadful rebellion against such a clement prince as the Stadtholder.
Clement enlreprend avec rigueur une analyse diegetique et un voyage dans le temporel 1 it--teraire alin d'etudier les metalepses recurrentes passe-prescnt-futur, clle s'adonne ensuite au veritable "Plaisir du texte," partant du princ-ipe que I'acte de lecture est omnipresent chez Houellebecq.
ARNAUD CLEMENT is looking to beat his best Wimbledon performance by reaching the quarter-finals.