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  1. [n]  excessive sternness; "severity of character"; "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp"
  2. [n]  weather unsuitable for outdoor activities

INCLEMENCY is a 10 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: bad weather, hardness, harshness, inclementness, rigor, rigour, severity, stiffness
 Antonyms: good weather
 See Also: atmospheric condition, cloud cover, cloudiness, overcast, raw weather, sternness, storminess, strictness, turbulence, weather, weather condition



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*clem"en*cy\, n.; pl. {Inclemencies}. [L.
inclementia: cf. F. incl['e]mence.]
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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