infrahuman

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From infra- +‎ human.

Adjective[edit]

infrahuman (comparative more infrahuman, superlative most infrahuman)

  1. Below the level of the human.
    • 1990, Camille Paglia, Sexual Personae:
      By his hubristic defiance of time, Dorian wanders into an infrahuman realm where he is at the mercy of pitiless daemonic agents.

Noun[edit]

infrahuman (plural infrahumans)

  1. (psychology) A creature that is not (yet) at the level of understanding of a human being, such as a presymbolic child or an animal.