inhuman

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adjective in·hu·man \(ˌ)in-ˈhyü-mən, -ˈyü-\

Definition of inhuman

  1. 1a :  lacking pity, kindness, or mercy :  savage an inhuman tyrantb :  cold, impersonal his usual quiet, almost inhuman courtesy — F. Tennyson Jessec :  not worthy of or conforming to the needs of human beings inhuman living conditions

  2. 2 :  of or suggesting a nonhuman class of beings

inhumanly

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inhumanness

play \(ˌ)in-ˈhyü-mən-nəs, -ˈyü-\ noun

Examples of inhuman in a sentence

  1. He let out an inhuman moan.

  2. She had an almost inhuman desire to succeed.

Origin and Etymology of inhuman

Middle English inhumayne, from Medieval French & Latin; Medieval French inhumain, from Latin inhumanus, from in- + humanus human


First Known Use: 15th century


INHUMAN Defined for English Language Learners

inhuman

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adjective in·hu·man \(ˌ)in-ˈhyü-mən, -ˈyü-\

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

inhuman

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adjective in·hu·man \in-ˈhyü-mən, -ˈyü-\

Definition of inhuman for Students

  1. 1 :  lacking pity or kindness an inhuman tyrant

  2. 2 :  unlike what might be expected by a human an inhuman scream



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