unhuman

[ uhn-hyoo-muhn, or, often, ‐yoo-muhn ]
/ ʌnˈhyu mən, or, often, ‐ˈyu mən /

adjective

lacking human attributes: The unhuman figures in his earlier work were not well received.
of a quality or power beyond what is human; superhuman: Her hands clenched the chair with unhuman strength.
not a member of the human species: Of our unhuman relatives, I love the mountain gorillas best.

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Origin of unhuman

First recorded in 1780–85; un-1 + human

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH unhuman

inhuman, unhuman
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