[in-hyoo-muh n or, often, -yoo-]
- lacking qualities of sympathy, pity, warmth, compassion, or the like; cruel; brutal: an inhuman master.
- not suited for human beings.
- not human.
Origin of inhuman
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1. unfeeling, unsympathetic, cold, callous, hard, savage, brutish.
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Examples from the Web for inhuman
In a close-to-human face, every inhuman trait becomes magnified.Kevin Spacey Stars as a Frank Underwood-like Warmonger in ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’
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Last but not least, the Inhumans are a genetically advanced “inhuman race” that was formed via experimentation by the alien Kree.Inside Marvel’s Phase 3: How ‘The Avengers’ Cross Paths with Black Panther and the New Superheroes
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His inhuman biceps and sultry hip pumping will ease any pain felt after hearing about his exit from the figure skating scene.Movie Title Break-Up, Star Wars on the Slopes, and More Viral Videos
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Liberalism, the evolving attempt to fully express the human, was about to face an inhuman threat.Anne Frank’s Amsterdam
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At a minimum, he thrust food, cognac and blankets at the marchers—a final human gesture for those en route to an inhuman end.Raoul Wallenberg’s World War II Heroism a Lesson for World Doing Nothing About Syria
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No; these telegraph poles are ugly and detestable, they are inhuman and indecent.Alarms and Discursions
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He had dared to hope he might avert an invasion by this inhuman horde.Two Thousand Miles Below
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It meant so much—just that little change in your voice when you forgot to be inhuman.The Education of Eric Lane
The plane trembled like a live thing in the grip of inhuman forces.The Floating Island of Madness
Your conduct is inhuman to thus persecute a helpless girl, your daughter.The Night Riders
- Also: inhumane (ˌɪnhjuːˈmeɪn) lacking humane feelings, such as sympathy, understanding, etc; cruel; brutal
- not human
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Word Origin and History for inhuman
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