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inhumane Syllabification: in·hu·mane
Pronunciation: /ˌin(h)yo͞oˈmān/

Definition of inhumane in English:


Without compassion for misery or suffering; cruel: confining wild horses is inhumane
More example sentences
  • If those who have the power to change this law have listened to my story, then I hope they will see that the law is cruel, barbaric and inhumane.
  • Brutal, cruel, inhumane and disturbing violence happens all over the world.
  • He has been treated in a cruel, inhumane and degrading manner, he wants the authorities to answer for that.


Example sentences
  • See, it's important to me as a consumer that the food on my plate has not raised inhumanely.
  • They are said to have inhumanely treated internees, who sustained injuries following repeated assaults.
  • They've been picked out and treated very inhumanely, without a chance to rectify a mistake or correct their status.


Late Middle English (in the sense 'inhuman, brutal'): originally a variant of inhuman (rare after 1700); in modern use from in-1 'not' + humane (the current sense dating from the early 19th century).

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