Search Result for "inclemency":
1. weather unsuitable for outdoor activities;
[syn: bad weather, inclemency, inclementness]
2. excessive sternness;
- Example: "severity of character"
- Example: "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"
- Example: "the rigors of boot camp"
[syn: severity, severeness, harshness, rigor, rigour, rigorousness, rigourousness, inclemency, hardness, stiffness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Inclemency \In*clem"en*cy\, n.; pl. Inclemencies. [L. inclementia: cf. F. incl['e]mence.] [1913 Webster] 1. The state or quality of being inclement; lack of clemency; lack of mildness of temper; unmercifulness; severity. [1913 Webster] The inclemency of the late pope. --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] 2. Physical severity or harshness (commonly in respect to the elements or weather); roughness; storminess; rigor; severe cold, wind, rain, or snow. [1913 Webster] The inclemencies of morning air. --Pope. [1913 Webster] The rude inclemency of wintry skies. --Cowper. Syn: Harshness; severity; cruelty; rigor; roughness; storminess; boisterousness. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
inclemency n 1: weather unsuitable for outdoor activities [syn: bad weather, inclemency, inclementness] [ant: good weather] 2: excessive sternness; "severity of character"; "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp" [syn: severity, severeness, harshness, rigor, rigour, rigorousness, rigourousness, inclemency, hardness, stiffness]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
85 Moby Thesaurus words for "inclemency": absolute zero, acuteness, algidity, animality, astringency, atrocity, austerity, barbarity, bitterness, bleakness, bloodlust, briskness, brutality, chill, chilliness, cold, coldness, cool, coolness, coolth, crispness, cruelty, cryogenics, cryology, decrease in temperature, destructiveness, extremity, ferociousness, fierceness, flintiness, force, freezing point, freshness, frigidity, frostiness, furiousness, gelidity, grimness, hardness, harshness, heartlessness, iciness, impetuosity, inexorableness, inhumanity, intense cold, intensity, keenness, low temperature, malignity, mercilessness, mindlessness, murderousness, nip, nippiness, pitilessness, rawness, relentlessness, remorselessness, rigor, roughness, ruthlessness, savagery, severity, sharp air, sharpness, short shrift, sternness, stringency, tender mercies, terrorism, uncompassionateness, unfeelingness, unforgivingness, ungentleness, unmercifulness, unremorsefulness, unsympatheticness, unyieldingness, vandalism, vehemence, venom, viciousness, violence, virulence