from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Lack of pity or compassion.
- n. An inhuman or cruel act.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The lack of compassion.
- n. An inhuman act.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being inhuman or inhumane; cruelty; barbarity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being inhuman or inhumane; cruelty; barbarity.
- n. Synonyms Unkindness, brutality, ruthlessness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of lacking compassion or consideration for others
- n. an act of atrocious cruelty
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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.
His contrition for chemical inhumanity is shaded in the gloom of cosmic insecurity.
What we call inhumanity is we fear not _inhuman_, but _human nature unrestrained_.
"You cannot be so inhuman as to propose such terms!" said I. "The inhumanity is on your side," answered Mr. Brereton.
We have been accustomed to regard the rebel inhumanity to prisoners as one of the darkest clouds in the whole horizon; but look round you: see how that inhumanity is opening the eyes of men at home and abroad to the true character of this rebellion.
Those that are cruel: Thou wilt abhor the bloody man; for inhumanity is no less contrary, no less hateful, to the God of mercy, whom mercy pleases.
Such a prevalency of irreligion and inhumanity is bad in any, but very bad in a judge, who has power in his hand, in the use of which he ought to be guided by the principles of religion and justice, and, if he be not, instead of doing good with his power he will be in danger of doing hurt.
When this kind of inhumanity is OK’d and, frankly, supported?
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