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in·hu·man·i·ty

 (ĭn′hyo͞o-măn′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. in·hu·man·i·ties
1. Lack of pity or compassion.
2. An inhuman or cruel act.

inhumanity

(ˌɪnhjuːˈmænɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. lack of humane qualities
2. an inhumane act, decision, etc

in•hu•man•i•ty

(ˌɪn hyuˈmæn ɪ ti; often -yu-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state or quality of being inhuman or inhumane; cruelty.
2. an inhuman or inhumane act.
[1470–80; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inhumanity - the quality of lacking compassion or consideration for others
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
atrociousness, atrocity, barbarity, barbarousness, heinousness - the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane
unmercifulness, mercilessness - inhumaneness evidenced by an unwillingness to be kind or forgiving
2.inhumanity - an act of atrocious crueltyinhumanity - an act of atrocious cruelty    
cruelty, inhuman treatment - a cruel act; a deliberate infliction of pain and suffering
barbarism, barbarity, brutality, savagery - a brutal barbarous savage act
outrage - a wantonly cruel act
enormity - an act of extreme wickedness

inhumanity

noun cruelty, atrocity, brutality, ruthlessness, barbarism, viciousness, heartlessness, unkindness, brutishness, cold-bloodedness, pitilessness, cold-heartedness, hardheartedness the inhumanity of war
Quotations
"Man's inhumanity to man"
"Makes countless thousands mourn" [Robert Burns Man was Made to Mourn]
"The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity" [George Bernard Shaw The Devil's Disciple]

inhumanity

noun
A cruel act or an instance of cruel behavior:
Translations
عَدَم إنْسانيَّه، وَحْشِيَّه
nelidskost
umenneskelighed
miskunnarleysi
neľudskosť
zalimlik

inhumanity

[ˌɪnhjuːˈmænɪtɪ] Ninhumanidad f, crueldad f
man's inhumanity to manla crueldad del hombre para con sus semejantes

inhumanity

[ˌɪnhjʊˈmænɪti] ninhumanité f

inhumanity

nUnmenschlichkeit f; man’s inhumanity to mandie Unmenschlichkeit der Menschen untereinander

inhumanity

[ˌɪnhjuːˈmænɪtɪ] ninumanità f inv, disumanità f inv

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 ?
You must learn the trick; you must imitate the trademarks of poverty, misery, oppression, insult, and the other several and common inhumanities that sap the manliness out of a man and make him a loyal and proper and approved subject and a satisfaction to his masters, or the very infants will know you for better than your disguise, and we shall go to pieces at the first hut we stop at.
Ever since my high school days, decades ago, I have readily acknowledged the important fact that many Caucasian individuals neither participated in nor approved the general Euro-Caucasian inhumanity to black human beings in, for example, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda during the colonial times, crimes sometimes committed merely by failing to condemn them.HUMAN RELATIONS Yet, though important, that fact does not prevent me from naming slavery and the trade in black human beings among the inhumanities that a class of the Caucasian race has perpetrated against my people, the black race (my Nilotic people probably being the blackest human beings our planet has ever produced).
The first section, "Ethics," contains the chapters "On Remembering One's Own," "On Remembering Others," and "On the Inhumanities." In the first chapter, Nguyen discusses the various cemeteries, memorials, and ceremonies honoring fallen Vietnamese.