Simple Definition of inhuman
: very fierce or cruel
: having or showing no interest in individual people or their feelings : lacking emotional warmth
: not good enough for people to use or live in : extremely poor, dirty, or unhealthy
Full Definition of inhuman
Examples of inhuman in a sentence
He let out an inhuman moan.
She had an almost inhuman desire to succeed.
Origin of inhuman
Middle English inhumayne, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French inhumain, from Latin inhumanus, from in- + humanus human
First Known Use: 15th century
INHUMAN Defined for Kids
Definition of inhuman for Students
1 : lacking pity or kindness <an inhuman tyrant>
2 : unlike what might be expected by a human <an inhuman scream>
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