anti-humanitarian

adjective
an·​ti-hu·​man·​i·​tar·​i·​an | \ ˌan-tē-hyü-ˌma-nə-ˈter-ē-ən, -yü-, ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-humanitarian (audio) \
variants: or less commonly antihumanitarian

Definition of anti-humanitarian

: having or showing disregard for humanitarian values or human welfare She had acquired all the appropriate gestures of revolutionary convictions—the gestures of pity, of anger, of indignation against the anti-humanitarian vices of the social class to which she belonged herself.— Joseph Conrad

First Known Use of anti-humanitarian

1858, in the meaning defined above

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“Anti-humanitarian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-humanitarian. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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