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inhuman

[ in-hyoo-muhn or, often, -yoo- ]
/ ɪnˈhyu mən or, often, -ˈyu- /
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adjective

lacking qualities of sympathy, pity, warmth, compassion, or the like; cruel; brutal: an inhuman master.
not suited for human beings.
not human.

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Origin of inhuman

First recorded in 1475–85; from Latin inhūmānus; replacing late Middle English inhumain, from Middle French, from Latin; see origin at in-3, human

OTHER WORDS FROM inhuman

in·hu·man·ly, adverbin·hu·man·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH inhuman

1. inhuman , inhumane2. inhuman , unhuman
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British Dictionary definitions for inhuman

inhuman
/ (ɪnˈhjuːmən) /

adjective

Also: inhumane (ˌɪnhjuːˈmeɪn) lacking humane feelings, such as sympathy, understanding, etc; cruel; brutal
not human

Derived forms of inhuman

inhumanely, adverbinhumanly, adverbinhumanness, noun
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