inclemency


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in·clem·ent

 (ĭn-klĕm′ənt)
adj.
1. Stormy: inclement weather.
2. Showing no clemency; unmerciful.

in·clem′en·cy n.
in·clem′ent·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inclemency - weather unsuitable for outdoor activitiesinclemency - weather unsuitable for outdoor activities
atmospheric condition, weather, weather condition, conditions - the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation; "they were hoping for good weather"; "every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception"; "the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow"
raw weather - unpleasantly cold and damp weather
storminess - the state of being stormy; "he dreaded the storminess of the North Atlantic in winter"
cloud cover, cloudiness, overcast - the state of the sky when it is covered by clouds
turbulence - instability in the atmosphere
2.inclemency - excessive sternness; "severity of character"; "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp"
sternness, strictness - uncompromising resolution
Translations

inclemency

[ɪnˈklemənsɪ] Ninclemencia f

inclemency

n (of weather)Rauheit f, → Unfreundlichkeit f
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The mighty cork trees, unenforced save of their own courtesy, shed the broad light bark that served at first to roof the houses supported by rude stakes, a protection against the inclemency of heaven alone.
Perhaps she was afraid that the venerable chair, by being exposed to the inclemency of a September gale, might get the rheumatism in its aged joints.
When I was thirteen years of age we all went on a party of pleasure to the baths near Thonon; the inclemency of the weather obliged us to remain a day confined to the inn.
The robust Scotchman, accustomed to the snows of his native hills, had stretched himself against a post, and like a fallen statue, insensible to the inclemency of the weather, had allowed the snow to cover him.
This family were situated in the Notch of the White Hills, where the wind was sharp throughout the year, and pitilessly cold in the winter,--giving their cottage all its fresh inclemency before it descended on the valley of the Saco.
(This family were situated in the Notch of the White Hills, where the wind was sharp throughout the year, and pitilessly cold in the winter- giving their cottage all its fresh inclemency before it descended on the valley of the Saco) They dwelt in a cold spot and a dangerous one; for a mountain towered above their heads, so steep, that the stones would often rumble down its sides and startle them at midnight.
"They live," says he, "without any further protection from the inclemency of the season, than a sort of break-weather, about three feet high, composed of sage (or wormwood), and erected around them in the shape of a half moon." Whenever he met with them, however, they had always a large suite of half-starved dogs: for these animals, in savage as well as in civilized life, seem to be the concomitants of beggary.
"You are very obliging," returned Jones; "and I will accept your offer for a few minutes, whilst the rain continues; and here are two more who will be glad of the same favour." This was accorded with more good-will than it was accepted: for Partridge would rather have submitted to the utmost inclemency of the weather than have trusted to the clemency of those whom he took for hobgoblins; and the poor post-boy was now infected with the same apprehensions; but they were both obliged to follow the example of Jones; the one because he durst not leave his horse, and the other because he feared nothing so much as being left by himself.
Lying upon the table beside him, as he had carelessly thrown them down, were a heavy riding-whip and a slouched hat, the latter worn no doubt as being best suited to the inclemency of the weather.
"THE OPENING SEASON.--COLISEUM.--Notwithstanding the inclemency of
' Prosperity is not name of sky rocketing buildings, posh areas and metaled roads but it is name of edifices in terms of education but here in Islamabad we are preconceived as most prosperous creature on this planet for living in shut- mouthed sectors struck with isolation and inclemency but we don't want we should be pushed into isolation of education.
' Prosperity is not name of sky rocketing buildings, posh areas and mettled roads but it is name of edifices in terms of education but here in Islamabad we are preconceived as most prosperous creature on this planet for living in shut- mouthed sectors struck with isolation and inclemency but we don't want we should be pushed into isolation of education.