inhumanity

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n inhumanity an act of atrocious cruelty
    • n inhumanity the quality of lacking compassion or consideration for others
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Inhumanity The quality or state of being inhuman or inhumane; cruelty; barbarity. "Man's inhumanity to man
      Makes countless thousands mourn."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n inhumanity The state or quality of being inhuman or inhumane; cruelty; barbarity.
    • n inhumanity Synonyms Unkindness, brutality, ruthlessness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Inhumanity the state of being inhuman: barbarity: cruelty
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Quotations

  • Guillaume Apollinaire
    Guillaume Apollinaire
    “Artists are, above all, men who want to become inhuman.”
  • Marian Anderson
    Marian Anderson
    “Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman.”
  • Lord Byron
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    “I cannot help thinking that the menace of Hell makes as many devils as the severe penal codes of inhuman humanity make villains.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
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    “The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. inhumanitas,: cf. F. inhumanité,

Usage

In literature:

Those inhuman excesses ought to be exercised upon the bark, and not upon the quick.
"The Essays of Montaigne, Complete" by Michel de Montaigne
She was the very symbol of self-centred energy, inhuman, cold, relentless.
"The Captives" by Hugh Walpole
Madame Pratolungo, your suspicions are inhuman!
"Poor Miss Finch" by Wilkie Collins
There was something almost inhuman in his demeanour.
"The Garden Of Allah" by Robert Hichens
But could you think me so inhuman and unwomanly as not to have asked about her?
"The Judgment House" by Gilbert Parker
What could be more inhuman than to cause benefits to result in cruelty?
"L. Annaeus Seneca On Benefits" by Seneca
The inhumanity of war pays everybody concerned in it except the fellows who fight to order.
"The Secret Power" by Marie Corelli
My dear misguided man, you don't imagine that we should be so inhuman in this Christian country as to burn a fellow creature alive?
"The Dynasts" by Thomas Hardy
I don't wonder Bridget thought you an inhuman monster.
"Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land" by Rosa Praed
The inhumans might live upon nuts still, if they liked them.
"The Monikins" by J. Fenimore Cooper
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In poetry:

"Yet hard it seems, when Guilt's last fine is paid,
To see the victim's corse denied repose;
Now, more severe, the poor offenceless maid
Dreads the dire outrage of inhuman foes.
"Elegy XXII. Written in the Year ----, When the Rights of Sepulture Were So Frequently Violated" by William Shenstone
where Homer's sea loses his keen breath, hemm'd
what place rebellious piles were driven down -
the priestlike waters to this task condemn'd
to wash the roots of the inhuman town! -
""The yellow gas is fired from street to street. ."" by Christopher Brennan
Thus Christ was us'd by that inhuman throng,
And sorely scourg'd from street to street along,
Nor was there left an inch from head to heel,
Whereon the blood-stain'd lash he did not feel.
"The Life And Death Of Christ" by Rees Prichard
Love, the mad wine of good and evil, the saint's and murderer's,
the mote in the eye that makes its object
Shine the sun black; the trap in which it is better to catch the
inhuman God than the hunter's own image.
"Meditation On Saviors" by Robinson Jeffers
The Young Land said, ``I have borne it long,
But can suffer it now no more;
I must end this endless inhuman wrong
Within hail of my own free shore.
So fling out the war—flag's folds, and let the righteous cannons roar!''
"The Old Land And The Young Land" by Alfred Austin
The rivers mouthed in night,
And drown in the drifts of his need, and lie curled caught
In the always desiring centre of the white
Inhuman cradle and the bride bed forever sought
By the believer lost and the hurled outcast of light.
"A Winter's Tale" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

Too many acts of inhumanity committed in the name of religion.
Inhumanity has plagued much of the GOP leadership.
A story of triumph over man's inhumanity to man.
Man's inhumanity to man crosses continents and decades in 'The Investigation'.
Probing man's inhumanity , and finding the human.
Mentally ill female prisoners treated cruelly, inhumanly , report finds.
Cramped quarters on most airplanes make it downright inhumane to recline your seat, minimizing the already-meager leg room of the person behind you.
Does He Need Any Special Consideration?Clark County jail operates under inhumane conditions, claims champ's attorney, Richard Wright .
Mayweather says jail 'inhumane,' asks court to serve out sentence under house arrest.
Settler family killings 'inhuman.
Museum harnesses beetles to get bones inhumanly spotless .
This month's special report on innovation may have a bit of an emphasis on the inhuman machine, but we still know the single-most important part of technology is the user interface.
Aviation can sometimes be downright inhuman.
(AP) — Recommendations to kill Bloomington 's urban deer are drawing fire from an advocacy group that says the proposal is ineffective and inhumane.
From saying Bain's gain was at times inhumane.
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In science:

Initially, the two notebook pages for extrema (84 and 85) were called human and inhuman.
Astrophysics in 2006
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