clement

Clement weather is lovely and mild. You might describe a beautiful, warm summer evening as clement.

Clement can describe a pleasant climate — "The thing about Hawaii is it's such a clement place, always." — or even a merciful, gentle person. It's much more common to hear the antonym of clement, inclement, describing terrible weather. Clement first appeared in the 13th century as a surname, or last name, from the Latin clementem, "mild or placid," and was used to describe nice weather by the 17th century.

Definitions of clement
  1. adjective
    (of weather or climate) physically mild
    clement weather”
    Synonyms:
    balmy, mild, soft
    mild and pleasant
    temperate
    (of weather or climate) free from extremes; mild; or characteristic of such weather or climate
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    Antonyms:
    inclement
    (of weather or climate) severe
    intemperate
    (of weather or climate) not mild; subject to extremes
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  2. adjective
    (used of persons or behavior) inclined to show mercy
    “a more clement judge reduced the sentence”
    Synonyms:
    lenient
    characterized by tolerance and mercy
    merciful
    showing or giving mercy
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    Antonyms:
    inclement
    used of persons or behavior; showing no clemency or mercy
    unsparing
    not forbearing; ruthless
    merciless, unmerciful
    having or showing no mercy
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