inhumanity
noun (plural -ties) Date: 15th century 1. a. the quality or state of being cruel or barbarous b. a cruel or barbarous act 2. absence of warmth or geniality ; impersonality

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  • Inhumanity — In hu*man i*ty, n.; pl. {Inhumanities}. [L. inhumanitas: cf. F. inhumanit[ e].] The quality or state of being inhuman or inhumane; cruelty; barbarity. [1913 Webster] Man s inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn. Burns. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inhumanity — late 15c., from Fr. inhumanité (14c.) or directly from L. inhumanitatem (nom. inhumanitas) inhuman conduct, savageness, noun of quality from inhumanus (see INHUMAN (Cf. inhuman)). And Man, whose heav n erected face The smiles of love adorn, Man s …   Etymology dictionary

  • inhumanity — index atrocity, bestiality, brutality, cruelty, oppression, severity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inhumanity — [n] lack of compassion atrocity, barbarism, bloodthirstiness, brutality, brutishness, callousness, cold bloodedness, cruelty, ferocity, heartlessness, maliciousness, ruthlessness, savagery, viciousness, violence; concepts 29,645 …   New thesaurus

  • inhumanity — ► NOUN (pl. inhumanities) ▪ cruel and brutal behaviour …   English terms dictionary

  • inhumanity — [in΄hyo͞o man′ə tē] n. [LME inhumanite < MFr < L inhumanitas] 1. the quality or condition of being inhuman or inhumane 2. pl. inhumanities an inhuman or inhumane act or remark …   English World dictionary

  • Inhumanity — Infobox Album | Name = Inhumanity Type = Album Artist = Mors Principium Est |225px Released = April 18, 2003 February 20, 2006 Recorded = [http://www.ticotico.fi/ Tico Tico Studio] , Kemi, Finland, December 2002 Genre = Melodic death metal Label …   Wikipedia

  • inhumanity — [[t]ɪ̱nhjʊmæ̱nɪti[/t]] inhumanities N UNCOUNT: also N in pl, oft N of n You can describe extremely cruel actions as inhumanity. ...the inhumanity of war. ...man s inhumanity to man …   English dictionary

  • inhumanity — UK [ˌɪnhjuːˈmænətɪ] / US [ˌɪnhjuˈmænətɪ] noun [uncountable] Word forms inhumanity : singular inhumanity plural inhumanities extremely cruel behaviour or actions man s inhumanity to man …   English dictionary

  • inhumanity — n. man s inhumanity to man * * * [ˌɪnhjuː mænɪtɪ] man s inhumanity to man …   Combinatory dictionary

  • inhumanity — in|hu|man|i|ty [ˌınhju:ˈmænıti] n [U] very cruel behaviour or actions ▪ the inhumanity of some political systems …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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