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subhuman

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adjective sub·hu·man \ˌsəb-ˈhyü-mən, -ˈyü-\

Simple Definition of subhuman

  • : not having or showing the level of kindness, intelligence, etc., that is expected of normal human beings

  • : not suitable for human beings

Full Definition of subhuman

  1. :  less than human: asa :  failing to attain the level (as of morality or intelligence) associated with normal human beingsb :  unsuitable to or unfit for human beings <subhuman living conditions>c :  of or relating to a taxonomic group lower than that of humans <the subhuman primates>

Examples of subhuman

  1. The prisoners suffered subhuman treatment.

  2. <years of grinding poverty that had reduced them to a subhuman existence>



1793

First Known Use of subhuman

1793


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subhuman

noun sub·hu·man

Definition of subhuman

  1. :  a subhuman being



1937

First Known Use of subhuman

1937


Medical Dictionary

subhuman

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adjective sub·hu·man \ˌsəb-ˈhyü-mən, ˈsəb-, -ˈyü-\

Medical Definition of subhuman

  1. :  less than human; especially :  of or relating to an infrahuman taxonomic group <the subhuman primates>

  2. subhuman noun




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