inclement


adjective

  1. (of the weather, the elements, etc.) severe, rough, or harsh; stormy.
  2. not kind or merciful.

adjective

  1. (of weather) stormy, severe, or tempestuous
  2. harsh, severe, or merciless
adj.

1660s, from French inclément and directly from Latin inclementem (nominative inclemens) “harsh, unmerciful,” from in- “not, opposite of, without” (see in- (1)) + clementem “mild, placid.” “Limitation to weather is curious” [Weekley].

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