inhumane

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

Definition of inhumane

  1. :  not humane :  inhuman 1 <the inhumane treatment of prisoners>

inhumanely

adverb

Examples of inhumane in a sentence

  1. <inhumane wardens who regularly ignored the crying children in their care>

  2. <an inhumane dictator who tortured and murdered thousands of his own people>

Origin and Etymology of inhumane

Middle French inhumain & Latin inhumanus


First Known Use: 1536


INHUMANE Defined for English Language Learners

inhumane

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

Definition of inhumane for English Language Learners

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


INHUMANE Defined for Kids

inhumane

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

Definition of inhumane for Students

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



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