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 of inhumane from the Web
That Chelsea Manning, who lived for seven years in punitive and inhumane conditions, had found some hope, some comfort, by pondering the beauty of a Dior jacket or the hideousness of jigsaw print leggings?
The U.S. agreed to review and vet at least 1,250 people the Australians had put in camps on two remote Pacific islands—in conditions human rights groups deemed inhumane—and let in whomever passed the vetting process.
Diners at hang out at their lunch tables for inhumane lengths of time, dinners don’t start in earnest until 10 P.M., and glasses of wine cost as much as a bottle of water.
Meanwhile, The Guardian reported that Indonesian workers in the factories producing Ivanka’s fashion products complained of inhumane working conditions, including anti-union intimidation and low wages that kept them from living with their children.
As activists saw it, this meant the cats would not longer endure bright lights, roaring crowds, inhumane living conditions, and the obligation to perform.
Is Picard's suggestion a solution to the opioid epidemic, or is his idea harsh and inhumane?
Ayala had said evidence showed the death penalty is overly expensive, slow, inhumane and does not increase public safety.
This young man at 16 was arrested — for something any suburban kid could have gotten away with — and held at Rikers Island for three years, mostly in inhumane solitary confinement.
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Origin and Etymology of inhumane
First Known Use: 1536See Words from the same year
Synonymsaffectless, callous, case-hardened, cold-blooded, compassionless, desensitized, hard-boiled, hard-hearted, heartless, indurate, inhuman, hard, insensate, insensitive, ironhearted, merciless, obdurate, pachydermatous, pitiless, remorseless, ruthless, slash-and-burn, soulless, stony (also stoney), stonyhearted, take-no-prisoners, thick-skinned, uncharitable, unfeeling, unmerciful, unsparing, unsympathetic
Antonymscharitable, compassionate, humane, kindhearted, kindly, merciful, sensitive, softhearted, sympathetic, tender, tenderhearted, warm, warmhearted
Related Wordsboorish, heedless, inconsiderate, thoughtless, uncaring, unfriendly, unloving, unthinking; grim, hard-bitten, harsh, heavy-handed, ironfisted, ironhanded, jackbooted, knock-down, drag-out (or knock-down-and-drag-out), oppressive, rough, rough-and-tumble, severe, sledgehammer, stern, tough, ungentle; abusive, acrimonious, disagreeable, hateful, ill-natured, ill-tempered, malevolent, malicious, mean, rancorous, spiteful, surly, virulent; barbarous, bestial, brutal, brutish, cruel, evil-minded, savage, vicious; austere, cold, frosty
Near Antonymsbenevolent, benignant, gentle, kind; clement, indulgent, lenient, mild; cordial, friendly, good-natured, good-tempered, gracious; tolerant, understanding; affectionate, fond, loving
INHUMANE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inhumane for English Language Learners
: not kind or gentle to people or animals : not humane
INHUMANE Defined for Kids
Definition of inhumane for Students
- They protested the inhumane treatment of prisoners.
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