Inhuman
Inhuman In*hu"man, a. [L. inhumanus: cf. F. inhumain. See {In-} not, and {Human}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Destitute of the kindness and tenderness that belong to a human being; cruel; barbarous; savage; unfeeling; as, an inhuman person or people. [1913 Webster]

2. Characterized by, or attended with, cruelty; as, an inhuman act or punishment.

Syn: Cruel; unfeeling; pitiless; merciless; savage; barbarous; brutal; ferocious; ruthless; fiendish. [1913 Webster]


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  • inhuman — inhuman, inhumane The difference in meaning between these two words corresponds to that between human and humane (see human, humane). Inhuman means ‘lacking the qualities proper to human behaviour; cruel, brutal’, whereas inhumane denotes a lack… …   Modern English usage

  • Inhuman — may refer to: *Inhuman (album), an album by Desecration *Inhumans, a fictional Marvel Comics raceee also*Human *Human (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • inhuman — index brutal, cruel, diabolic, harsh, malignant, oppressive, ruthless, vicious Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • inhuman — mid 15c., cruel, from L. inhumanus inhuman, savage, cruel, rude, barbarous, from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + humanus human (see HUMAN (Cf. human)). Spelled inhumane till 18c. (see HUMANE (Cf. h …   Etymology dictionary

  • inhuman — Adj. (Oberstufe) geh.: die Menschenwürde verletzend, nicht menschlich Synonyme: unmenschlich, menschenfeindlich, menschenunwürdig Beispiel: Illegale Einwanderer wurden in mehreren Haftanstalten im Land inhuman behandelt. Kollokation: inhumane… …   Extremes Deutsch

  • Inhuman — u. Inhumanität (v. lat.), Gegensatz von Human u. Humanität, s.d …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Inhumān — (lat.), unmenschlich, hart, ungebildet; Inhumanität, Unmenschlichkeit …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Inhuman — Inhumān (lat.), unmenschlich, hart; ungefällig; Inhumanität, Unmenschlichkeit, Unfreundlichkeit …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • inhuman — savage, barbarous, *fierce, truculent, ferocious, cruel, fell Analogous words: pitiless, ruthless (see corresponding nouns at SYMPATHY): malign, malignant, *malicious: merciless, relentless, unrelenting, implacable, *grim: *fiendish, diabolical,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • inhuman — ► ADJECTIVE 1) lacking positive human qualities; cruel and barbaric. 2) not human in nature or character. DERIVATIVES inhumanly adverb …   English terms dictionary

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