Inclemency, as of weather.

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Do you know what "inclemency" means? Did you look it up in the same dictionary?
 

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Do you know what "inclemency" means? Did you look it up in the same dictionary?

I know the meaning of "inclemency", but I don't understand the whole of fragment.
 

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Is it "as of" that's confusing you? You really need to be more clear. You understand "inclemency" and I'm pretty sure you know what "weather" is, which only leaves two words that could be causing you a problem.
 

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The link you gave includes multiple definitions for "rigor". One of which means "inclemency" as in inclement weather. Be careful when using the word "rigor". It is not an adjective so you won't find "rigor weather" but it may be used to signify the harshness of weather.
 

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I can't speak for AmE, but BrE doesn't use any form of "rigour" to talk about inclement weather.
 

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I have seen the "rigors of winter" somewhere. I'm fairly sure you would use the same thing in BrE.
 

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Is it "as of" that's confusing you? You really need to be more clear. You understand "inclemency" and I'm pretty sure you know what "weather" is, which only leaves two words that could be causing you a problem.
OK I'm confusing with "as of" and can't related the two word "inclemency" and "weather".

Can I write it a "inclemency about weather"? I mean, is "Inclemency, as of weather"="inclemency about weather" correct?
 
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OK I'm confusing with "as of" and can't related the two word "inclemency" and "weather".

Can I write it a "inclemency about weather"? I mean, is "Inclemency, as of weather"="inclemency about weather" correct?

"Inclemency" means "harsh conditions" particularly in regards to weather. It is very often used in "inclement weather" which is a term you may not have heard before and that could explain your confusion. "As of" means it is used to describe weather and not something else.
 

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It should be "FROM". He may have mistyped it.
 

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Dictionary definitions use a condensed form of English. Inclemency, as of weather means "Inclemency; for example, weather inclemency."
 

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The most common use of inclement is in descriptions of the weather, which is what the dictionary is noting.
 

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The most common use of inclement is in descriptions of the weather, which is what the dictionary is noting.

But inclemency is synonyms for rigor.
 

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But inclemency is synonyms for rigor.

It is not a synonym for every meaning of the word rigor. Rigor, like inclement, can be used to describe harsh weather conditions - the rigours of winter. It is not a straight synonym for rigor. Several different meanings and uses are given for the word, and inclemency is only suggested in one sub-section (1c) of one definition. If you are talking about the rigors of winter, you are talking about harsh weather, and in that area, there is some common ground.
 

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It is not a synonym for every meaning of the word rigor. Rigor, like inclement, can be used to describe harsh weather conditions - the rigours of winter. It is not a straight synonym for rigor. Several different meanings and uses are given for the word, and inclemency is only suggested in one sub-section (1c) of one definition. If you are talking about the rigors of winter, you are talking about harsh weather, and in that area, there is some common ground.
I understand Tdol. Thank you.
 

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Exact synonyms are not very common. You have words that can be used interchangeably in some contexts, but few that can be used interchangeably in every context.
 
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