inhumane

adjective in·hu·mane \ ˌin-(ˌ)hyü-ˈmān , -(ˌ)yü- \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of inhumane

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of inhumane

Middle French inhumain & Latin inhumanus


INHUMANE Defined for English Language Learners

inhumane

adjective

Definition of inhumane for English Language Learners

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


INHUMANE Defined for Kids

inhumane

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

Definition of inhumane for Students

: not kind or humane
  • They protested the inhumane treatment of prisoners.


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