Definition of inhumanity
1a : the quality or state of being cruel or barbarousb : a cruel or barbarous act
2 : absence of warmth or geniality : impersonality
Examples of inhumanity in a Sentence
man's inhumanity to man has been a recurring theme in human history
Recent Examples of inhumanity from the Web
Like other Polish poets, Milosz felt the need to respond in a radical way to the disgrace of Europe—its sinking into inhumanity, its complicity in genocide—by trying to remake poetry from the ground up.
But there are moments when the machine reveals its inhumanity.
Children of Men is about trauma coming home, and about a world in which the apparent end of the human race is not the cause of our manifest inhumanity to each other, but just punishment for it.
The bill clearly stated that the purpose was to recognize the part slaves played in settling this steamy, wild land and to acknowledge the inhumanity of their state while doing so.
And everything that happened to Ms. Pulido from that day forward is tied to that act of inhumanity.
Then again, to some the mandatory music is another unwelcome experience, further evidence of the inhumanity of the open office.
Its no-frills, form-follows-function shape evoked civility in a time of chaos, a ticking intelligence in the face of a new inhumanity.
In the course of her career, Ms. Johnson has found herself in dangerous and somber places, as a witness to some of the worst inhumanity of the recent past.
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First Known Use of inhumanity
INHUMANITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inhumanity for English Language Learners
: the quality or state of being cruel to other people or to animals
INHUMANITY Defined for Kids
Definition of inhumanity for Students
: a cruel act or attitude He cannot understand man's inhumanity to man.
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