subhuman

[suhb-hyoo-muhn or, often, -yoo-]
adjective
1.
less than or not quite human.
2.
almost human: In some respects, the porpoise is subhuman.

Origin:
1785–95; sub- + human

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subhuman (sʌbˈhjuːmən)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or designating animals that are below man (Homo sapiens) in evolutionary development
2.  less than human

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subhuman
1793, adj., from sub- + see human. The noun is first recorded 1957.
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Example sentences
In other cases, some peoples were seen as being subhuman and thus lacking souls.
He is reduced, through humiliation and torment, to a subhuman level.
They were housed in subhuman conditions and despite serving food for long hours, they were hungry.
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