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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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Negritude works create the impression of a tranquil, harmonious and satisfying past--a feeling of an ancient golden age of Africa, way back before the scramble for Africa saw the dawn of imperial inhumanness. For example, in the poem 'To my mother' by David Diop again, he engages the audience in a time traveller's experience by dragging them back into an ancient Africa that basked in glory of peace and tranquillity.
For the 27 solid years, she waited on Mandela, she was constantly harassed by a state that was hell-bent on banishing and punishing her for being the custodian of a name that personified the South African anti-apartheid struggle that led the state to be largely shunned by the civilised world, because of daily amplifying its inhumanness through her life and work.
(49.) It was crucial to Hayashi's efforts to come to terms with humanity's inhumanity that she be in touch with all matter of inhumanness, including that which courses through all being.
Shouldn't he be seizing such God-sent opportunities to impress upon his hosts on the international stage that slaughtering the holy cow, be it for the hosts' family meal or for a state banquet for a guest, amounts to inhumanness to 'gau-maaji' and that they must forthwith put a stop to such a practice?
TEHRAN (FNA)- Just when you think they have reached the nadir of moral degeneration and inhumanness, the world-terror group shocks us as they sink deeper and deeper.
Jindriska Blahova mentions that despite Chaplin's popularity in Czechoslovakia, Verdoux was criticized by the Czechoslovak press, which praised Chaplin's courage to show the inhumanness of capitalism but also criticized him for not offering clear-cut "solutions" (330).