Definition of inhumanity in English:

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inhumanity

Pronunciation: /ɪnhjʊˈmanɪti/

noun (plural inhumanities)

[mass noun]
Extremely cruel and brutal behaviour: man’s inhumanity to man [count noun]: an elaborate review of man’s inhumanities
More example sentences
  • There are no precedents for what is the most public act of inhumanity in the world's history, so schools have largely been left to get by on a wing and a lot of prayers.
  • The positive is that there's less disorder and inhumanity which would have gone on in Bosnia or Kosovo.
  • I don't often use words like ‘wickedness’ to describe acts of inhumanity.
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Origin

Late 15th century: from Old French inhumanite or Latin inhumanitas, from inhumanus 'inhuman'.

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