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Definition of "inhumanity" []

  • Lack of pity or compassion. (noun)
  • An inhuman or cruel act. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inhumanity" in a sentence
  • "Africa, and the people in the market-place a lively and chromatic jangle; but the shadow of what we call inhumanity (when we are trying to persuade ourselves that humanity is something very different) chills and darkens the heart."
  • "Moreover, this would silence once and for all those gabblers who had undertaken to criticise him for what they called his inhumanity in banishing this only son when he was only trying to bring up that child in the way he should go."
  • "The inhumanity is clear from the hideous lips and mouth and eyes as cold and expressionless as those of a dead fish."