inhumane

adjective

in·​hu·​mane ˌin-(ˌ)hyü-ˈmān How to pronounce inhumane (audio)
-(ˌ)yü-
: not humane : inhuman sense 1
the inhumane treatment of prisoners
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
Recent Examples on the Web Of all the inhumane treatment and humiliations Brittney Griner experienced in a Russian prison, one of the lowest points in her incarceration came immediately after her sentencing for possession of cannabis oil. David Walters, Peoplemag, 9 May 2024 What begins as an inhumane interrogation turns into a true torment: wrong people have been kidnapped. Marta Balaga, Variety, 7 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for inhumane 

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Word History

Etymology

Middle French inhumain & Latin inhumanus

First Known Use

1536, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inhumane was in 1536

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“Inhumane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inhumane. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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inhumane

adjective
in·​hu·​mane ˌin-(ˌ)hyü-ˈmān How to pronounce inhumane (audio)
-(ˌ)yü-
: not humane : inhuman sense 1
inhumane treatment of prisoners
inhumanely adverb

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