noun (plural inhumanities)[mass noun]
- Extremely cruel and brutal behaviour: man’s inhumanity to man [count noun]: an elaborate review of man’s inhumanitiesMore example sentences
cruelty, harshness, brutality, callousness, sadism, severity, savagery, viciousness, barbarity, barbarism; bestiality, monstrousness, fiendishness, evil, evilness, wickedness, heinousness; mercilessness, ruthlessness, pitilessness, remorselessness, cold-bloodedness, heartlessness, hard-heartedness, stone-heartedness, unforgivingness; unkindness, unkindliness, inconsiderateness, uncaringness, lack of compassion, lack of feeling, lack of sympathyBritish • informal , • dated beastliness• archaic dastardliness
- 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'.