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.
cruelty, harshness, brutality, callousness, sadism, severity, savagery, viciousness, barbarity, barbarism;
mercilessness, ruthlessness, pitilessness, remorselessness, cold-bloodedness, heartlessness, hard-heartedness, stone-heartedness, unforgivingness;
unkindness, unkindliness, inconsiderateness, uncaringness, lack of compassion, lack of feeling, lack of sympathy
British informal, dated beastliness
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