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inhumanity

[in-hyoo-man-i-tee or, often, -yoo-] /ˌɪn hyuˈmæn ɪ ti or, often, -yu-/
noun, plural inhumanities for 2.
1.
the state or quality of being inhuman or inhumane; cruelty.
2.
an inhuman or inhumane act.
Origin
1470-1480
1470-80; earlier inhumanite < Latin inhūmānitās. See inhuman, -ity
Synonyms
1. savagery, brutality, brutishness.
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British Dictionary definitions for in-humanity

inhumanity

/ˌɪnhjuːˈmænɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
lack of humane qualities
2.
an inhumane act, decision, etc
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Word Origin and History for in-humanity

inhumanity

n.

late 15c., from French inhumanité (14c.) or directly from Latin inhumanitatem (nominative inhumanitas) "inhuman conduct, savageness," noun of quality from inhumanus (see inhuman).

And Man, whose heav'n-erected face
The smiles of love adorn,--
Man's inhumanity to man
Makes countless thousands mourn!
[Robert Burns, "Man was Made to Mourn," 1784]

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