inclementness

inclement

[in-klem-uhnt]
adjective
1.
(of the weather, the elements, etc.) severe, rough, or harsh; stormy.
2.
not kind or merciful.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin inclēment-, equivalent to in- in-3 + clēment- (stem of clēmēns) clement

inclemency, inclementness, noun
inclemently, adverb
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inclement (ɪnˈklɛmənt)
 
adj
1.  (of weather) stormy, severe, or tempestuous
2.  harsh, severe, or merciless
 
in'clemency
 
n
 
in'clementness
 
n
 
in'clemently
 
adv

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inclement
1559 (implied in inclemency), from L. inclementem (nom. inclemens) "harsh, unmerciful," from in- "not" + clementem "mild, placid." "Limitation to weather is curious" [Weekley].
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