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Definition describing bad weather — such as stormy, wet, or cold

Much more rarely (and archaically), inclement can refer to a merciless person.
  • Despite the difficulties, the inclement weather did not end our journey.
inclement = describing bad weather — such as stormy, wet, or cold
  • But since the weather had been so inclement—to use one of Reverend Ambrose's words—they had had more time for practice.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • inclement = bad (stormy, wet, or cold)
  • Outside, the sultry night Threatens to turn inclement.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Back in Danbury Sister Platte had used the hall as a makeshift treadmill during inclement weather.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Part of the remainder she was obliged to expend in winter clothing, leaving only a nominal sum for the whole inclement season at hand.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • ' The listening face, insensible to the inclement night, still drooped at the door, and the hands begged me — prayed me — not to cast it forth.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • She had come abroad with the Welly Brys at the moment when fashion flees the inclemency of the New York spring.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • When it was not too wet or inclement for her child to be with her, they went together; at other times she was alone; but, she never missed a single day.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Her brow was creased, but not—Joe sensed—because the inclement weather required that she concentrate on her driving.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Hiking is the one summer leisure activity that absolutely can't be done in inclement weather.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • "Ingrates!" says the garment, "I protected you in inclement weather.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The one was just as cold and inclement as the other, and those that followed were the same.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Dorothy, who would not wear a hat suitable for inclement weather, nor one of the horrid yellow, sticky slickers, was a drenched and disheveled spectacle.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • We can understand his taking an evening stroll, but the ground was damp and the night inclement.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • At that hour of the morning there was not a soul on the wooden platform, its roof eaten away by inclement weather and ants.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • This day I secured my goods from the inclemency of the weather.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • It was something San Piedro prided itself on, the fact that its men had the courage to fish alone even in inclement weather.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • _[*] [*] Place me where never summer breeze Unbinds the glebe, or warms the trees: Where ever-lowering clouds appear, And angry Jove deforms th' inclement year.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • 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.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • He caused his bedstead to be moved out nearer to the window when he heard it was such inclement weather, and his head to be so adjusted that he could see the driving snow and sleet.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House

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