- (of the weather, the elements, etc.) severe, rough, or harsh; stormy.
- not kind or merciful.
- (of weather) stormy, severe, or tempestuous
- harsh, severe, or merciless
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].