[in-hyoo-man-i-tee or, often, -yoo-]
noun, plural inhumanities for 2.
the state or quality of being inhuman or inhumane; cruelty.
an inhuman or inhumane act.

1470–80; earlier inhumanite < Latin inhūmānitās. See inhuman, -ity

1. savagery, brutality, brutishness. Unabridged
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inhumanity (ˌɪnhjuːˈmænɪtɪ)
n , pl -ties
1.  lack of humane qualities
2.  an inhumane act, decision, etc

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Example sentences
Images of inhumanity and atrocity are burned into our memories.
The ultimate result could be lower crime rates, at a reduced cost, and with
  considerably less inhumanity in the bargain.
If foreign policy is about anything, it should be about stopping this kind of
The inhumanity of these processes is abominable and cannot be tolerated in a
  society that claims to be civilized.
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