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Inhumane   /ɪnhjumˈeɪn/   Listen

Lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion.  "Biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used"

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"Inhumane" Quotes from Famous Books

... in that part of the country, manifold hills, over which none but a very inhumane man, unless he were pursued by enemies, or pursuing a fox, would urge his horse at a rapid rate; and as Wilton Brown was slowly climbing one of the first of these, he was overtaken by another horseman, who turned out to be none other than the worthy ...
— The King's Highway • G. P. R. James

... carried it in my arms till my strength failed, and I fell down with it. Then they set me upon a horse with my wounded child in my lap, and there being no furniture upon the horse's back, as we were going down a steep hill we both fell over the horse's head, at which they, like inhumane creatures, laughed, and rejoiced to see it, though I thought we should there have ended our days, as overcome with so many difficulties. But the Lord renewed my strength still, and carried me along, that I might see more of His power; yea, so much that I could never have ...
— Captivity and Restoration • Mrs. Mary Rowlandson

... stood alone in this respect (Freeman, "Merton Priory," English Towns and Districts). The proposal was rejected in the famous formula, "Nolumus leges Angliae mutare," a formula which merely stood for an unreasonable and inhumane obstinacy. ...
— Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6) • Havelock Ellis

... censure is mild compared to that of an anonymous historian, who writes: "Abbe Loutre, missionary of the Indians in Acadia, soon put all in fire and flame, and may be justly deemed the scourge and curse of this country. This wicked monster, this cruel and blood thirsty Priest, more inhumane and savage than the natural savages, with a murdering and slaughtering mind, instead of an Evangelick spirit, excited continually his Indians against the English. * * * All the French had the greatest horror ...
— Glimpses of the Past - History of the River St. John, A.D. 1604-1784 • W. O. Raymond

... be undone: hear me great Sir, If this inhumane stroak be yet unstrucken, If that adored head be not yet sever'd From the most noble Body, weigh the miseries, The desolations that this great Eclipse works, You are young, be provident: fix not your Empire Upon the Tomb of ...
— The False One • Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher

... in a comprehensive war against the Kingdom of Spain. More than a month earlier Commodore Dewey, acting under orders, had destroyed a fleet of eleven war ships in the Philippines. The purpose of the war was to relieve the Cubans from an inhumane warfare with their mother country, and to restore to that unhappy island a stable government in harmony with the ideas ...
— The Colored Regulars in the United States Army • T. G. Steward

... an earnest person as a passive resistance. If the individual so resisted be of a not inhumane temper, and the resisting one perfectly harmless in his passivity, then, in the better moods of the former, he will endeavor charitably to construe to his imagination what proves impossible to be solved ...
— The Piazza Tales • Herman Melville

Words linked to "Inhumane" :   humaneness, unkind, brute, brutish, cannibalic, roughshod, insensate, cold-blooded, painful, barbarous, brutal, vicious, savage, bestial, cold, beastly, inhuman, cruel, pitiless, fell, humane

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