[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 inhumanly
It is a creepy sound, inhumanly high-pitched and strangely clipped and emphatic: “S-s-eeg maheevoh s-s-speeree.”The Stacks: The Judas Priest Teen Suicide Trial
June 28, 2014
The Kazan police treated me just as inhumanly as I expected.The Minister of Evil
William Le Queux
These they inhumanly massacred, and burnt their dwellings to the ground.The Riflemen of the Miami
Edward S. Ellis
Has it been noticed how inhumanly immoral this great poet is?Visions and Revisions
John Cowper Powys
"One must die sooner or later," moralised Hercule inhumanly.The Belovd Vagabond
William J. Locke
This, indeed, is natural in men who have so inhumanly neglected them.Phelim O'toole's Courtship and Other Stories
- Also: inhumane (ˌɪnhjuːˈmeɪn) lacking humane feelings, such as sympathy, understanding, etc; cruel; brutal
- not human
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Word Origin and History for inhumanly
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