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inhuman

unfeeling, not sympathetic, savage; not suited for human beings; not human
Not to be confused with:
inhumane – lacking humanity, kindness, compassion, etc.; cruel to animals; brutal
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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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inhuman

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inhuman

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

inhuman

[ɪnˈhjuːmən] ADJinhumano
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inhuman

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

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

[ɪnˈhjuːmən] adj (cruelty, conditions, treatment) → disumano/a; (appearance) → non umano/a
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
All the bystanders were horrified, and asked him what he could mean by such brutal and inhuman conduct.
In particular, I was urgent to know how these inhuman monsters were kept from falling upon Moreau and Montgomery and from rending one another.
I won't be inhuman enough to leave you alone in the house to-night; but if this delirium goes on, I must ask you to get another nurse.
Hitherto I had merely thought myself impeded by the childish simplicity of the little people, and by some unknown forces which I had only to understand to overcome; but there was an altogether new element in the sickening quality of the Morlocks--a something inhuman and malign.
This arose from nothing else than his inhuman cruelty, which, with his boundless valour, made him revered and terrible in the sight of his soldiers, but without that cruelty, his other virtues were not sufficient to produce this effect.
Their unrestrained laughter filling the hot, fern-clad ravine had a soulless limpidity, as of wild, inhuman dwellers in tropical woodlands.
But that "other world" is well concealed from man, that dehumanised, inhuman world, which is a celestial naught; and the bowels of existence do not speak unto man, except as man.
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.
Princess Mary hastily wiped away her tears, went resolutely up to Mademoiselle Bourienne, and evidently unconscious of what she was doing began shouting in angry haste at the Frenchwoman, her voice breaking: "It's horrible, vile, inhuman, to take advantage of the weakness..." She did not finish.
Bounderby for your son, after your unnatural and inhuman treatment of him.'
No, it is an inhuman ideal, and the more one loves the less one lives up to it.
It was inhuman to go off to church, and leave a sinner in suspense, unpunished, unforgiven.