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[mass noun] Extremely cruel and brutal behaviour:‘man's inhumanity to man’[count noun] ‘an elaborate review of man's inhumanities’
cruelty, harshness, brutality, callousness, sadism, severity, savagery, viciousness, barbarity, barbarismbestiality, monstrousness, fiendishness, evil, evilness, wickedness, heinousnessmercilessness, ruthlessness, pitilessness, remorselessness, cold-bloodedness, heartlessness, hard-heartedness, stone-heartedness, unforgivingnessunkindness, unkindliness, inconsiderateness, uncaringness, lack of compassion, lack of feeling, lack of sympathybeastlinessdastardlinessegregiousness, flagitiousnessView synonyms
- ‘There are no precedents for what is the most public act of inhumanity in the world's history, so schools have largely been left to get by on a wing and a lot of prayers.’
- ‘I don't often use words like ‘wickedness’ to describe acts of inhumanity.’
- ‘He will be remembered by family and friends as a truly courageous individual who used his talents as a cameraman to fight inhumanity.’
- ‘Which is an act of war and defense and which is an act of depraved inhumanity?’
- ‘The positive is that there's less disorder and inhumanity which would have gone on in Bosnia or Kosovo.’
- ‘Some historians claim this is the most graphic example of man's inhumanity to man.’
- ‘The engrossing series is a searing reminder of man's capacity for unimaginable acts of inhumanity against fellow man.’
- ‘As other camps fell into Allied hands the full story of Nazi inhumanity began to be told.’
- ‘This is the kind of unspeakable inhumanity we are all up against.’
- ‘To turn a country into a laboratory is to give ample warning of inhumanity.’
- ‘He says he lost all interest in photographing soldiers in action, and became determined to show the world the results of man's inhumanity to man.’
- ‘Instead, she has chosen a dangerous, heartbreaking life, which sees risk and suffering and gross inhumanity every single day.’
- ‘Others will witness acts of inhumanity that will haunt their remaining days.’
- ‘He has spent his life analysing and opposing injustice and inhumanity.’
- ‘Despite any such fears however, acts of inhumanity towards a surrendered enemy have no place in the third Millenium.’
- ‘It takes acts of monumental inhumanity before such rather basic people would take a risk.’
- ‘It begins in Britain today with the purpose of reminding the world about the cost of man's inhumanity to man.’
- ‘The world pitied Nazi refugees and accused the Czechs of inhumanity.’
- ‘I am a part of the collective sorrow felt around the world about man's inhumanity to man.’
- ‘If I'm witnessing torture and inhumanity on a grand scale, the answer is no.’
Late 15th century: from Old French inhumanite or Latin inhumanitas, from inhumanus inhuman.
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