Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

nonhuman

[non-hyoo-muh n or, often, -yoo-]
adjective
  1. not human.
  2. not displaying the emotions, sympathies, intelligence, etc., of most human beings.
  3. not intended for consumption by humans: nonhuman products such as soaps and detergents.
Show More

Origin of nonhuman

Related formsnon·hu·man·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for nonhuman

Historical Examples

  • And in each of the niches rested a polished skull, a nonhuman skull.

    Storm Over Warlock

    Andre Norton

  • But the features were nonhuman, closer to saurian in contour.

    Storm Over Warlock

    Andre Norton

  • Even with Rakhal I had never entered any of the nonhuman towns.

    The Door Through Space

    Marion Zimmer Bradley

  • On Wolf, human and nonhuman have lived side by side for centuries.

    The Door Through Space

    Marion Zimmer Bradley

  • If it was being flown by some human—or nonhuman—flyer, he was a master pilot.

    Star Born

    Andre Norton