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inhumanity

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noun in·hu·man·i·ty \-ˈma-nə-tē\

Simple Definition of inhumanity

  • : the quality or state of being cruel to other people or to animals

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of inhumanity

plural

inhumanities

  1. 1 a :  the quality or state of being cruel or barbarous b :  a cruel or barbarous act

  2. 2 :  absence of warmth or geniality :  impersonality


INHUMANITY Defined for Kids

inhumanity

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noun in·hu·man·i·ty \ˌin-hyü-ˈma-nə-tē\

Definition of inhumanity for Students

plural

inhumanities

  1. :  a cruel act or attitude <He cannot understand man's inhumanity to man.>





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