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Definitions for inhuman
ɪnˈhyu mən; often -ˈyu-in·hu·man

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cold, cold-blooded, inhuman, insensateadjective

    without compunction or human feeling

    "in cold blood"; "cold-blooded killing"; "insensate destruction"

  2. inhumanadjective

    belonging to or resembling something nonhuman

    "something dark and inhuman in form"; "a babel of inhuman noises"


  1. inhumanadjective

    Of or pertaining to inhumanity and the indifferently cruel, sadistic or barbaric behavior it brings.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inhumanadjective

    destitute of the kindness and tenderness that belong to a human being; cruel; barbarous; savage; unfeeling; as, an inhuman person or people

  2. Inhumanadjective

    characterized by, or attended with, cruelty; as, an inhuman act or punishment

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inhuman

    in-hū′man, adj. barbarous: cruel: unfeeling.—n. Inhuman′ity, the state of being inhuman: barbarity: cruelty.—adv. Inhū′manly.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inhuman in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inhuman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of inhuman in a Sentence

  1. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu:

    Which steps they take, we will take 10 times more action. We are not afraid of this, but their doings are really inhuman.

  2. Ludwig Wittgenstein:

    We regard the photograph, the picture on our wall, as the object itself (the man, landscape, and so on) depicted there. This need not have been so. We could easily imagine people who did not have this relation to such pictures. Who, for example, would be repelled by photographs, because a face without color and even perhaps a face in reduced proportions struck them as inhuman.

  3. Said Boumedouha:

    The world’s spotlight is shining on Saudi Arabia. If authorities ignore widespread criticism and unashamedly continue with the flogging of Raif Badawi, Saudi Arabia would be demonstrating contempt for international law and disregard for world opinion, flogging and other forms of corporal judicial punishment violate the prohibition of torture and other ill-treatment. By continuing to dole out this inhuman punishment the Saudi Arabian authorities are flagrantly flouting basic human rights principles.

  4. Amnesty International Iran researcher:

    This punishment exposes the utter brutality of Iran's justice system and underlines the Iranian authorities' shocking disregard for basic humanity, meting out cruel and inhuman retribution punishments is not justice. Blinding, like stoning, amputation and flogging, is a form of corporal punishment prohibited by international law. Such punishments should not be carried out under any circumstances.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    When the ruling government authority does atrocity on the hardworking population of the nation, the opposition party has complicity in that inhuman activity and is equally guilty.

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