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INHUMANE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does inhumane mean? 

INHUMANE (adjective)
  The adjective INHUMANE has 1 sense:

1. lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion

  Familiarity information: INHUMANE used as an adjective is very rare.


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INHUMANE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion

Context examples:

humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world / biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used

Similar:

barbarous; brutal; cruel; fell; roughshod; savage; vicious ((of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering)

beastly; bestial; brute; brutish (resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility)

brutal; cruel ((of weapons or instruments) causing suffering and pain)

cannibalic (marked by barbarity suggestive of a cannibal; rapaciously savage)

cold; cold-blooded; inhuman; insensate (without compunction or human feeling)

pitiless; unkind (deficient in humane and kindly feelings)

Also:

painful (causing physical or psychological pain)

Attribute:

humaneness (the quality of compassion or consideration for others (people or animals))

Antonym:

humane (marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering)


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