inhuman


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in·hu·man

 (ĭn-hyo͞o′mən)
adj.
1. Lacking kindness, pity, or compassion; cruel or indifferent: inhuman treatment of the prisoners.
2. Not suited for human needs: "The monks sat ... in inhuman quiet" (Maura O'Halloran).
3. Not of ordinary human nature, form, or character: "The woman ... lets out a squeal, a strange pig-squeal, completely inhuman" (Ashley Warlick).

in·hu′man·ly adv.
in·hu′man·ness n.

inhuman

(ɪnˈhjuːmən)
adj
1. Also: inhumane lacking humane feelings, such as sympathy, understanding, etc; cruel; brutal
2. not human
ˌinhuˈmanely adv
inˈhumanly adv
inˈhumanness n

in•hu•man

(ɪnˈhyu mən; often -ˈyu-)

adj.
1. lacking sympathy, pity, warmth, compassion, or the like; cruel; brutal; unfeeling: an inhuman master.
2. not suited for human beings: inhuman conditions.
3. not human: inhuman forms.
[1475–85; late Middle English inhumain < Middle French < Latin inhumānus. See in-3, human]
in•hu′man•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inhuman - without compunction or human feeling; "in cold blood"; "cold-blooded killing"; "insensate destruction"
inhumane - lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion; "humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world"; "biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used"
2.inhuman - belonging to or resembling something nonhuman; "something dark and inhuman in form"; "a babel of inhuman noises"
nonhuman - not human; not belonging to or produced by or appropriate to human beings; "nonhuman primates such as chimpanzees"

inhuman

inhuman

adjective
Showing or suggesting a disposition to be violently destructive without scruple or restraint:
Translations
غَيْر إنْساني
nelidský
umenneskelig
ómannúîlegur
nežmoniškasnežmoniškumas
cietsirdīgsnecilvēcisksnežēlīgs

inhuman

[ɪnˈhjuːmən] ADJinhumano

inhuman

[ɪnˈhjuːmən] adj [act, behaviour, treatment] → inhumain(e)

inhuman

adj (lit) monster, shapenicht menschlich; (fig) conditions, treatmentunmenschlich

inhuman

[ɪnˈhjuːmən] adj (cruelty, conditions, treatment) → disumano/a; (appearance) → non umano/a

inhuman

(inˈhjuːmən) adjective
extremely cruel or brutal; not seeming to be human. His treatment of his children was quite inhuman.
ˌinhuˈmanity (-ˈmӕ-) noun
cruelty or lack of pity.
References in classic literature ?
The bloody and inhuman scene rather incidentally mentioned than described in the preceding chapter, is conspicuous in the pages of colonial history by the merited title of "The Massacre of William Henry.
Second: To the native Indian of Peru, the continual sight of the snow-howdahed Andes conveys naught of dread, except, perhaps, in the mere fancying of the eternal frosted desolateness reigning at such vast altitudes, and the natural conceit of what a fearfulness it would be to lose oneself in such inhuman solitudes.
And when he glanced upon the green walls of the watery defile in which the ship was then sailing, and bethought him that through that gate lay the route to his vengeance, and beheld, how that through that same gate he was now both chasing and being chased to his deadly end; and not only that, but a herd of remorseless wild pirates and inhuman atheistical devils were infernally cheering him on with their curses; --when all these conceits had passed through his brain, Ahab's brow was left gaunt and ribbed, like the black sand beach after some stormy tide has been gnawing it, without being able to drag the firm thing from its place.
With a wild rattle and clatter, and an inhuman abandonment of consideration not easy to be understood in these days, the carriage dashed through streets and swept round corners, with women screaming before it, and men clutching each other and clutching children out of its way.
No, it is an inhuman ideal, and the more one loves the less one lives up to it.
Can thus Th' Image of God in man created once So goodly and erect, though faultie since, To such unsightly sufferings be debas't Under inhuman pains?
This speech was immediately published throughout the kingdom; nor did any thing terrify the people so much as those encomiums on his majesty's mercy; because it was observed, that the more these praises were enlarged and insisted on, the more inhuman was the punishment, and the sufferer more innocent.
As soon as we had come to an understanding, and made choice of our professions, my father embraced us all, and in the short time he mentioned carried into effect all he had promised; and when he had given to each his share, which as well as I remember was three thousand ducats apiece in cash (for an uncle of ours bought the estate and paid for it down, not to let it go out of the family), we all three on the same day took leave of our good father; and at the same time, as it seemed to me inhuman to leave my father with such scanty means in his old age, I induced him to take two of my three thousand ducats, as the remainder would be enough to provide me with all a soldier needed.
It was inhuman to go off to church, and leave a sinner in suspense, unpunished, unforgiven.
The vague dread that had been in my mind since I had seen the inhuman face of the man at the stream grew distincter as I stood there.
What if in this interval the race had lost its manliness and had developed into something inhuman, unsympathetic, and overwhelmingly powerful?
The peculiar V-shaped mouth with its pointed upper lip, the absence of brow ridges, the absence of a chin beneath the wedgelike lower lip, the incessant quivering of this mouth, the Gorgon groups of tentacles, the tumultuous breathing of the lungs in a strange atmosphere, the evident heaviness and painfulness of movement due to the greater gravitational energy of the earth--above all, the extraordinary intensity of the immense eyes--were at once vital, intense, inhuman, crippled and monstrous.