inclement

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inclement

adjective arctic, astringent, austere, bitter, bleak, blustery, cold, crisp, cruel, freezing, frigid, glacial, grim, gusty, harsh, icy, inexorable, merciless, nasty, nipping, penetrating, piercing, rainy, rigorous, rough, rugged, ruthless, severe, sharp, stone-cold, stormy, tempestuous, unrelenting, unsparing, violent, wintry
See also: callous, harsh, relentless, ruthless, severe, unfavorable, unrelenting
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Had many of the children been well shod - shod just as well as they were normally - it is almost a certainty that they could have weathered the climatic inclemencies without ill effect.
The following generations, who were not so fond of the study of cartography as their forebears had been, saw that that vast map was useless, and not without some pity was it that they delivered it up to the inclemencies of sun and winters.
The following Generations, who were not so fond of the Study of Cartography as their Forebears had been, saw that the vast Map was Useless, and not without some Pitilessness was it, that they delivered it up to the Inclemencies of Sun and Winters.