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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.

 Dictionary entry details 

INHUMANE (adjective)

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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


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)


painful (causing physical or psychological pain)


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


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

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