inhumane

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See also: inhuman

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally a variant spelling and pronunciation of inhuman, ultimately from Latin inhūmānus; it appears to have died out 17c. but returned c. 1822, probably a reformation as a negative of humane.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɪnhjuːˈmeɪn/
  • Rhymes: -eɪn
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Adjective[edit]

inhumane (comparative more inhumane, superlative most inhumane)

  1. Alternative form of inhuman: lacking pity or compassion for misery and suffering; cruel, unkind.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “inhumane”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

German[edit]

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inhumane

  1. inflection of inhuman:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

inhūmāne

  1. vocative masculine singular of inhūmānus

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