In·clem·en·cy n.; pl. Inclemencies
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; storminess; boisterousness.
n 1: weather unsuitable for outdoor activities [syn: bad weather,
inclementness] [ant: good weather]
2: excessive sternness; "severity of character"; "the harshness
of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp"
[syn: severity, harshness, rigor, rigour, hardness,