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verb as in to deprive of dignity; treat as less than human

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verb as in remove the need for human skills

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Back at Bessemer, though, workers were being pressed to work harder and longer, and they felt dehumanized.

By that, she includes those who have been dehumanized and devalued, even those whom we might think got what they deserve.

In that instant, in that moment, I’m fearful as a woman, I’m dehumanized as a woman.

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Hope that we can all set aside our egos for a moment to see where we might have casually dehumanized someone else.

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What becomes clear, in reading Grinker’s book, is that at several points in our recent history, our stories, far from making sense of suffering or easing it, have served to dehumanize people and deprive them of their dignity.

There are a number of words people use to verbally attack, dehumanize, and other transgender women like me.

Epps is, in many ways, a false prophet who uses religion as a means to dehumanize what he calls his “property.”

Totalitarians dehumanize their enemies; democrats empathize.

The way they justify their abuse is that they dehumanize them.

Such despicable nonsense is spouted for one reason: to dehumanize Palestinians.

But Mr. Kingsley refuses to dehumanize himself in order to become historian and philosopher.

I combat it as having a tendency to dehumanize the negro, to take away from him the right of ever striving to be a man.

Does God's law dehumanize the slave, and reduce him to a mere chattel?

We dehumanize the universe, but we do not render it the less grand and mysterious.


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On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dehumanize, such as: automate, brutalize, automatize, barbarize, imbrute, and robotize.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.