What does the word inclemency mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Severity, as of weather; harshness.

Usage examples for inclemency

  1. There are now twenty of these, and they shelter 2000 cabmen, doing much to alleviate the discomfort of the men, who sit so many hours of the night suffering from the inclemency of the seasons. – Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888 by Edward VII
  2. In this dreadful state they remained until daybreak, when it was discovered that several of them had perished from the inclemency of the weather. – Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849 by William O. S. Gilly