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subhuman

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adjective sub·hu·man \ˌsəb-ˈhyü-mən, -ˈyü-\

Definition of subhuman

  1. :  less than human: such asa :  failing to attain the level (as of morality or intelligence) associated with normal human beingsb :  unsuitable to or unfit for human beings subhuman living conditionsc :  of or relating to a taxonomic group lower than that of humans the subhuman primates

Examples of subhuman in a sentence

  1. The prisoners suffered subhuman treatment.

  2. years of grinding poverty that had reduced them to a subhuman existence

1790

First Known Use of subhuman

1790


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subhuman

noun sub·hu·man

Definition of subhuman

  1. :  a subhuman being

Circa 1812

First Known Use of subhuman

circa 1812


SUBHUMAN Defined for English Language Learners

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subhuman

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adjective sub·hu·man \ˌsəb-ˈhyü-mən, -ˈyü-\

Definition of subhuman for English Language Learners

  • : not having or showing the level of kindness, intelligence, etc., that is expected of normal human beings

  • : not suitable for human beings


Medical Dictionary

subhuman

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adjective sub·hu·man \ˌsəb-ˈhyü-mən, ˈsəb-, -ˈyü-\

Medical Definition of subhuman

  1. :  of or relating to a taxonomic group lower than that of humans the subhuman primates

subhuman

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