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Noun1.inclementness - weather unsuitable for outdoor activitiesinclementness - 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
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As Butler's panegyric continues, diminutive insect scale collides with the bee's role as a measure of virtue for humans: "And moreover, the Labour and Industry of the Bee, at home and abroad, may be of Excellent Use, by not only setting a Pattern to Men in both kinds, but stir them up to an Emulation in imitating in their private and publick Affairs to thrive in the World, for unles the Inclementness of the Weather, their Weakness, or Want of Matter to work on hinder it, their Labour and Industry is incessant," (2).
It was only then that the inevitable happened, and an evening of general inclementness (and, honestly, that's not an attempt at a clever pun on West Bromwich Albion Reserves' shocking performance) turned into all-out meteorological warfare.