At the sound of that at once unhuman and singularly confidential voice close beside him, George Lovegrove gave a guilty start.
As always, my human organism shrank from Its unhuman neighborhood.
It was a crumbling stump atop a rusty hill, unhuman and grotesque.
Passion spoiled everything, and it was very ugly and unhuman.
Desire of mine and of the unhuman Thing, did we grasp at Eve or Lilith?
The word means an inhuman or unhuman man, a man who is not man.
The sandwich-man spasmodically opened and closed his mouth in the unhuman fashion of a ventriloquist's puppet.
The electric shock of the young sun-beams and the unhuman beauty of the woods began to irk and daunt her.
To all these human or unhuman aids some overburdened soul has felt free to say anything the audience might need to hear.
Nay, I tell you it is not God you speak of, but some heathen fancy, smoking up from your unhuman heart.
mid-15c., humain, humaigne, from Old French humain, umain (adj.) "of or belonging to man" (12c.), from Latin humanus "of man, human," also "humane, philanthropic, kind, gentle, polite; learned, refined, civilized," probably related to homo (genitive hominis) "man" (see homunculus) and to humus "earth," on notion of "earthly beings," as opposed to the gods (cf. Hebrew adam "man," from adamah "ground"). Cognate with Old Lithuanian zmuo (accusative zmuni) "man, male person."
As a noun, from 1530s. Its Old English cognate guma (from Proto-Germanic *guman-) survives only in disguise in bridegroom. Related: Humanness. Human rights attested by 1680s; human being by 1690s. Human relations is from 1916; human resources attested by 1907, American English, apparently originally among social Christians and drawn from natural resources.