from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Lacking pity or compassion.

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  • adj. cruel and savage, not humane

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. not humane; lacking and reflecting lack of pity, kindness, or compassion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not humane; inhuman; hard-hearted; cruel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion


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