inhumanity

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

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

    Law dictionary

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

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 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

  • 7 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 …

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  • 8 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

  • 9 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

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

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 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

  • 12 inhumanity — in|hu|man|i|ty [ ,ınhju mænəti ] noun count or uncount extremely cruel behavior or actions: man s inhumanity to man ─ opposite HUMANITY …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 inhumanity — noun (countable usually plural, uncountable) cruel behaviour or acts: The book focuses on the inhumanity of the labour camps …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 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 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 inhumanity — /in hyooh man i tee/ or, often, / yooh /, n., pl. inhumanities for 2. 1. the state or quality of being inhuman or inhumane; cruelty. 2. an inhuman or inhumane act. [1470 80; earlier inhumanite < L inhumanitas. See INHUMAN, ITY] Syn. 1. savagery,… …

    Universalium

  • 16 inhumanity — noun a) The lack of compassion. b) An inhuman act …

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  • 17 inhumanity — Synonyms and related words: acuteness, animality, atrociousness, atrocity, barbarity, barbarousness, beastliness, bestiality, bloodiness, bloodlust, bloodthirst, bloodthirstiness, bloody mindedness, brutality, brutalness, brutishness, cannibalism …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 inhumanity — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. savagery, barbarity, brutality; see cruelty , evil 1 , tyranny . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. beastliness, cruelty, brutality, cold bloodedness, savagery, viciousness, barbarity, maliciousness. ANT.: humanity,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 inhumanity — in·hu·man·i·ty || ‚ɪnhjuː mænÉ™tɪ n. lack of humanity, lack of kindness, cruelty, coldness …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 inhumanity — noun (plural inhumanities) cruel and brutal behaviour …

    English new terms dictionary