inhuman

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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

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.
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