subhuman

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sub- +‎ human

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subhuman (comparative more subhuman, superlative most subhuman)

  1. Less than human; lacking characteristics of a human.
    To say he is subhuman is to make a grave insult; whether to him or to humanity is the question.
    We say dolphin intelligence is subhuman; I suspect dolphins say our intelligence is subdolphin.

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subhuman (plural subhumans)

  1. Anything which is less than human.

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