dehumanization


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.

de·hu·man·ize

 (dē-hyo͞o′mə-nīz′)
tr.v. de·hu·man·ized, de·hu·man·iz·ing, de·hu·man·iz·es
1. To deprive of human qualities such as individuality, compassion, or civility: slaves who had been dehumanized by their abysmal condition.
2. To render mechanical and routine.

de·hu′man·i·za′tion (-mə-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dehumanization - the act of degrading people with respect to their best qualities; "science has been blamed for the dehumanization of modern life"
degradation, debasement - changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
Translations

dehumanization

[diːˌhjuːmənaɪˈzeɪʃən] Ndeshumanización f

dehumanization

[diːˌhjuːmənaɪˈzeɪʃən] dehumanisation (British) n [person] → déshumanisation f
References in periodicals archive ?
It is high time for the dehumanization and the captivity of the Palestinian people to end.
Now, in this follow-up, he focuses on a handful of farmers and families in Italy struggling against what they see as the rapid dehumanization of their industry, particularly as the European Union sets more stringent guidelines around wine production and agriculture.
It is now time to pass the baton to our generation to lead the movement against the dehumanization of Black and Brown people in this country'
It is unfortunate that the dehumanization of individuals and peoples is increasingly becoming the catch-all solution to the myriad challenges society faces.
He pointed out how the demoralized teachers could play their role to impart good education when they were subject to dehumanization by the administration's brutalities when they protested for the acceptance of their legitimate demands.
Though the "peculiar institution" was abolished in Great Britain in 1833 and in the United States in 1865, observes Davis, its legacy of racism and dehumanization continues to this day.
His topics are: whether right-wing authoritarianism is incorrect; constructing the Christian dehumanization scale; who are those dehumanizing Christians; authoritarianism, dehumanization, and critical thinking; whether Christian dehumanization is merely a version of right-wing authoritarianism; and where to go from here.
In this paradigm to describe "war"--destruction, dehumanization and traumatic wounding--as possibly "just- struggles to make any coherent sense.
According to Rizaov, the crazy and kitsch invasion of the baroque and the change of the city's image, despite the dangerous spiritual engineering and dehumanization of the space, and with the large number of public tenders and secret annexes, raise doubts on huge corrupt deals and organized crime.
Taking a page from Peter Singer, the nation's foremost enemy of personhood for all members of the human family, Steven Wise has become another voice clamoring for the dehumanization of people deemed "lesser" than himself.
Our initial position is that the immigration crisis is not merely a political, economic, or legal conundrum; it is indeed one of the most pressing ethical issues in America today because the widespread human rights violations and dehumanization of undocumented migrant people are structurally interrelated with the militarization of the borders as well as the criminalization of all undocumented migrants.