Definition of inhuman
inhumannessplay \(ˌ)in-ˈhyü-mən-nəs, -ˈyü-\ noun
Examples of inhuman in a Sentence
He let out an inhuman moan.
She had an almost inhuman desire to succeed.
Recent Examples of inhuman from the Web
Why not watermelon pizza, or cantaloupe pizza, or some other inhuman creation?
The efficient, inhuman, and monotonous buildings of the second half of the 20th century bear witness to the extent to which hospital design became a tool to facilitate medicine rather than a therapy in itself.
Trout looked inhuman in 2017, but now his season will be marred by injury, one of the pathetic trappings of humanity.
Freeways cut up the neighborhood, which in 1961 became home to the inhuman concrete tangle known as the East L.A. Interchange.
One of these is the Declaration of Human Rights, which Eleanor Roosevelt proudly presents in archive footage from 1948, after the horrors of World War II convinced world leaders that inhuman events like the Holocaust must never happen again.
The spiritual leaders were spellbinding, their warnings were often apocalyptic, and the devotion of their youthful followers was complete, even if the logic of their maximalist ideologies was flawed and inhuman.
In both her prose and her visual art, Carrington dissolves the borders between human and inhuman, fantasy and reality, death and life.
That unified force was a God too massive, too inhuman, to resist with the atheism in which I had been brought up.
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Origin and Etymology of inhuman
Middle English inhumayne, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French inhumain, from Latin inhumanus, from in- + humanus human
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
INHUMAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inhuman for English Language Learners
: 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
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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