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subhuman

[ suhb-hyoo-muhnor, often, -yoo- ]

adjective

  1. less than or not quite human.
  2. almost human:

    In some respects, the porpoise is subhuman.



subhuman

/ sʌbˈhjuːmən /

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or designating animals that are below man ( Homo sapiens ) in evolutionary development
  2. less than human


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Word History and Origins

Origin of subhuman1

First recorded in 1785–95; sub- + human
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Example Sentences

I looked into the eyes of people who thought I was subhuman.

They believe that the target group is fully human and simultaneously they believe that the target group is fully subhuman.

Apparently, several composers deemed “subhuman” by his own Nazi party.

He has called the president of the United States a “subhuman mongrel,” and only Hunter S. Thompson can do that.

They were united in their disgust at economic inequalities, corporate rapaciousness, and subhuman working conditions.

She had many nightmares, and in nightmares her voice sounded almost subhuman, like another person.

Both sides imagined the other was a monster, a subhuman worthy only of death.

In their fleeting and impersonal character, however, they are subhuman.

They were things of beauty, but it was a beauty strange, menacing, subhuman.

It seems a strange ending for an angel-song, a far drop from the superhuman to the subhuman.

It was a thing neither man, beast, nor devil, imbued with characteristics subhuman as well as characteristics superhuman.

And St. Cyr, also too subhuman to be impressed by urbanity, hit Martin a clout on the jaw.

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