inhumane

adjective
in·​hu·​mane | \ ˌin-(ˌ)hyü-ˈmān , -(ˌ)yü-\

Definition of inhumane

: not humane : inhuman sense 1 the inhumane treatment of prisoners

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Other Words from inhumane

inhumanely adverb

Examples of inhumane in a Sentence

inhumane wardens who regularly ignored the crying children in their care an inhumane dictator who tortured and murdered thousands of his own people

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Accused of inhumane actions, the president and his team have cycled through myriad explanations for the disturbing sights and sounds from the southern border. Annie Linskey, BostonGlobe.com, "Falsehoods. Obfuscation. Spin. Nothing the White House tries quiets outcry over migrant kids," 19 June 2018 We must not be known as yet another generation that failed to prevent a repeat of inhumane actions. Michelle Dione Snider, The Root, "When Barbecuing and Living While Black Becomes a Crime," 28 May 2018 Assad must know his inhumane actions will not be tolerated. Elizabeth Zwirz, Fox News, "Trump's Syria action sparks mixed reaction from lawmakers," 14 Apr. 2018 The United Nations, some Democratic and Republican lawmakers and religious groups have sharply criticized the family separation policy, calling it inhumane. Washington Post, "At least 3 “tender age” shelters set up for child migrants," 21 June 2018 The United Nations, some Democratic and Republican lawmakers and religious groups have sharply criticized the policy, calling it inhumane. Author: Garance Burke, Martha Mendoza, Anchorage Daily News, "Youngest migrants held in ‘tender age’ shelters," 20 June 2018 The United Nations, some Democratic and Republican lawmakers and religious groups have sharply criticized the policy, calling it inhumane. Time, "Toddlers Separated From Parents at the Border Are Being Detained in 'Tender Age' Shelters," 20 June 2018 The United Nations, some Democratic and Republican lawmakers and religious groups have sharply criticized the policy, calling it inhumane. CBS News, "AP: Gov't holding "tender age" migrant kids in at least 3 shelters," 20 June 2018 The United Nations, some Democratic and Republican lawmakers and religious groups have sharply criticized the policy, calling it inhumane. NBC News, "Trump officials send migrant babies, toddlers to 'tender age' shelters," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of inhumane

1536, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for inhumane

Middle French inhumain & Latin inhumanus

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inhumane

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of inhumane

: not kind or gentle to people or animals : not humane

inhumane

adjective
in·​hu·​mane | \ ˌin-hyü-ˈmān , -yü-\

Kids Definition of inhumane

: not kind or humane They protested the inhumane treatment of prisoners.

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