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adjective in·hu·mane \ˌin-(ˌ)hyü-ˈmān, -(ˌ)yü-\

: not kind or gentle to people or animals : not humane

Full Definition of INHUMANE

:  not humane :  inhuman 1 <the inhumane treatment of prisoners>
in·hu·mane·ly adverb

Examples of INHUMANE

  1. <inhumane wardens who regularly ignored the crying children in their care>
  2. <an inhumane dictator who tortured and murdered thousands of his own people>

Origin of INHUMANE

Middle French inhumain & Latin inhumanus
First Known Use: 1536
INHUMANE Defined for Kids


adjective in·hu·mane \ˌin-hyü-ˈmān, -yü-\

Definition of INHUMANE for Kids

:  not kind or humane <They protested the inhumane treatment of prisoners.>


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