Definition of inhumane
: not humane : inhuman 1 the inhumane treatment of prisoners
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
As activists saw it, this meant the cats would not longer endure bright lights, roaring crowds, inhumane living conditions, and the obligation to perform.
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.
Even without many details from that night, the song is clearly about humans being inhumane to one another.
But North Korea’s inhumane treatment of Mr. Warmbier, 22, complicates the prospects for diplomacy.
Supporters of the bill say the abortion method is inhumane and painful for the fetus; opponents say the bill is unconstitutional and would eliminate safe and effective medical procedure.
However, animal rights activists say the elephants are often kept in inhumane conditions and receive insufficient food.
Places like Angola State Prison are known for the cruel and inhumane treatment of their prisoners, forcing them to live in tents and work for free.
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Origin and Etymology of inhumane
Middle French inhumain & Latin inhumanus
First Known Use: 1536See Words from the same year
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
: not kind or humane They protested the inhumane treatment of prisoners.
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