inhuman

  • 1 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

  • 2 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

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  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 Inhuman — u. Inhumanität (v. lat.), Gegensatz von Human u. Humanität, s.d …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 8 Inhumān — (lat.), unmenschlich, hart, ungebildet; Inhumanität, Unmenschlichkeit …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 9 Inhuman — Inhumān (lat.), unmenschlich, hart; ungefällig; Inhumanität, Unmenschlichkeit, Unfreundlichkeit …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 10 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

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 inhuman — [in hyo͞o′mən] adj. [LME inhumayn < MFr inhumain < L inhumanus] not human; esp., not having the qualities considered normal to or for human beings; unfeeling, heartless, cruel, barbarous, etc. SYN. CRUEL inhumanly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 inhuman — [[t]ɪ̱nhju͟ːmən[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe treatment or an action as inhuman, you mean that it is extremely cruel. The detainees are often held in cruel and inhuman conditions... The barbaric slaughter of whales is unnecessary… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 inhuman — 1 very cruel without any normal feelings of pity: an inhuman tyrant | The slaves were subjected to inhuman discipline. 2 lacking any human qualities in a way that seems strange or frightening: a fear of modern technology as something inhuman and… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 inhuman — adjective Etymology: Middle English inhumayne, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French inhumain, from Latin inhumanus, from in + humanus human Date: 15th century 1. a. lacking pity, kindness, or mercy ; savage < an inhuman tyrant > b. cold …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 Inhuman — Soul Demise Gründung 1993 Wiedervereinigung 1998 Genre Melodic Death Metal Website http://www.souldemise.de Aktuelle Besetzung Gesang Roman Zimmerhackel …

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  • 17 inhuman — skrupellos; brachial; rücksichtslos; bedenkenlos; hemmungslos; nicht zimperlich (umgangssprachlich) * * * in|hu|man [ ɪnhuma:n] <Adj.>: in kritikwürdiger Weise nicht human, menschliche Gesichtspunkte ganz außer Acht lassend: inhumane… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 18 inhuman — in•hu•man [[t]ɪnˈhyu mən[/t]] often [[t] ˈyu [/t]] adj. 1) lacking sympathy, pity, warmth, compassion, or the like; cruel; brutal; unfeeling: an inhuman master[/ex] 2) not suited for human beings: inhuman conditions[/ex] 3) not human: inhuman… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 inhuman — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ consider sth, regard sth as ▪ We regard their treatment of the prisoners as inhuman. ADVERB ▪ totally, utte …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 inhuman — in|hu|man [ınˈhju:mən] 1.) very cruel or without any normal feelings of pity ▪ The refugees had suffered degrading and inhuman treatment. 2.) lacking any human qualities in a way that seems strange or frightening ▪ a strange inhuman sound… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English