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
Judge: Trump deportation order for man in Hawaii 'inhumane' (Associated Press) Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler under fire after asking feds to revoke permit for pro-Trump rally (oregonlive.com)
In an unusually impassioned ruling, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Reinhardt said Tuesday the March order in Hawaii to immediately deport Magana Ortiz was inhumane and contrary to the values of the country and its legal system.
My heart goes out to everyone affected by this senseless, inhumane act ------
Benvika, chairman of the Jakarta Animal Aid Network, called rat-hunting ineffective compared with other tactics, such as nest elimination, as well as inhumane.
Originally known as the Eastern Pennsylvania Institution for the Feeble Minded and Epileptic, the Pennhurst State School & Hospital was closed in 1987 after nearly a century of controversy surrounding inhumane conditions and patient neglect.
Last year, in response to concerns about the inhumane treatment of battery hens, McDonald’s USA announced a ten-year plan to transition to cage-free eggs.
Mr. Trump’s call to deport more than 11 million undocumented people in the country, denounced as impossible and inhumane, has substantial support.
For years, many people in medicine have understood that late-life care for the chronically sick is not only expensive but also, much too often, ineffective and inhumane.
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Origin and Etymology of inhumane
Middle French inhumain & Latin inhumanus
First Known Use: 1536
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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