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sub·hu·man

 (sŭb-hyo͞o′mən)
adj.
1. Below the human race in evolutionary development.
2. Regarded as not being fully human.

sub·hu′man n.

subhuman

(sʌbˈhjuːmən)
adj
1. (Zoology) of, relating to, or designating animals that are below man (Homo sapiens) in evolutionary development
2. less than human

sub•hu•man

(sʌbˈhyu mən; often -ˈyu-)

adj.
1. less than or not quite human.
n.
2. a subhuman individual.
[1785–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.subhuman - less than human or not worthy of a human being; "treated natives as subhuman"; "a subhuman spectacle"; "the subhuman primates"
superhuman - above or beyond the human or demanding more than human power or endurance; "superhuman beings"; "superhuman strength"; "soldiers driven mad by superhuman misery"
2.subhuman - unfit for human beings; "subhuman conditions of life"
unfit - below the required standards for a purpose; "an unfit parent"; "unfit for human consumption"
Translations

subhuman

[ˈsʌbˈhjuːmən] ADJinfrahumano

subhuman

sub-human [ˌsʌbˈhjuːmən] adjinhumain(e)

subhuman

[ˌsʌbˈhjuːmən] adjsubumano/a
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