inhumanity

noun in·hu·man·i·ty \ ˌin-(ˌ)hyü-ˈma-nə-tē , -(ˌ)yü- \
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

Definition of inhumanity

plural inhumanities
1 a : the quality or state of being cruel or barbarous
b : a cruel or barbarous act
2 : absence of warmth or geniality : impersonality

Examples of inhumanity in a Sentence

  1. man's inhumanity to man has been a recurring theme in human history

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First Known Use of inhumanity

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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INHUMANITY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of inhumanity for English Language Learners

  • : the quality or state of being cruel to other people or to animals


INHUMANITY Defined for Kids

inhumanity

noun in·hu·man·i·ty \ ˌin-hyü-ˈma-nə-tē \

Definition of inhumanity for Students

plural inhumanities
: a cruel act or attitude He cannot understand man's inhumanity to man.


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