In*clem"en*cy (?), n.; pl. Inclemencies (#). [L. inclementia: cf. F. incl'emence.]

1.

The state or quality of being inclement; want of clemency; want 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.

 

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