Definition of inhumanity in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌin(h)yo͞oˈmanədē/

noun (plural inhumanities)

Extremely cruel and brutal behavior: a justification for further cruelty and inhumanity
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  • 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.


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

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Syllabification: in·hu·man·i·ty

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