Definition of inhuman adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪnˈhjuːmən//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈhjuːmən//
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  1. 1lacking the qualities of kindness and pity; very cruel inhuman and degrading treatment What she proposes is positively inhuman! The photos showed inhuman and degrading conditions.
  2. 2not human; not seeming to be produced by a human and therefore frightening There was a strange inhuman sound.
  3. compare human, non-human, subhuman
    Word Originlate Middle English (originally as inhumane): from Latin inhumanus, from in- ‘not’ + humanus (from homo ‘man, human being’).
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