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synonyms for inhumane

  • unrelenting
  • implacable
  • inexorable
  • barbarous
  • harsh
  • ruthless
  • callous
  • severe
  • grim
  • unyielding
  • cruel
  • fierce
  • unforgiving
  • relentless
  • unsparing
  • unmerciful
  • cutthroat
  • dog-eat-dog
  • gratuitous
  • hard
  • hardhearted
  • hatchet job
  • mortal
  • pitiless
  • uncalled-for
  • unfeeling
  • unflinching
  • unsympathetic
  • wanton
  • compassionless
  • unappeasable
  • unpitying
  • having a killer instinct
  • iron-fisted
  • mean machine
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antonyms for inhumane

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  • animate
  • giving
  • bright
  • calm
  • tender
  • feeling
  • mild
  • gentle
  • easy
  • yielding
  • nice
  • sympathetic
  • flexible
  • sparing
  • considerate
  • peaceful
  • polite
  • remorseful
  • kind
  • merciful
  • compassionate
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How to use inhumane in a sentence

Public officials considered this a matter of fairness, Lowe writes, and in fact incarcerated women also tend to see the firefighting work program as a desirable alternative to the inhumane conditions of prison.
THE INCARCERATED WOMEN RISKING THEIR LIVES TO FIGHT WILDFIRESSMURGUIAAUGUST 21, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Ridiculous accusations, lack of access to independent defense lawyers, inhumane torture.
JAILED JOURNALIST IN RUSSIA SAYS HE FALSELY CONFESSED AFTER ELECTRIC SHOCK TORTUREJULIA DAVISMAY 28, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
The seizure comes as the Lowes, who operated the facility formerly run by imprisoned “Tiger King” star Joe Exotic, are accused of inhumane treatment and ongoing violations of the Endangered Species Act.
AUTHORITIES SEIZE 68 BIG CATS FROM ‘TIGER KING’ COUPLE WHO ALLEGEDLY ABUSED ANIMALS, THREATENED FEDERAL OFFICIALTIMOTHY BELLAMAY 20, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Civil rights activists argued that the institutions were inhumane.
HISTORY'S LESSON FOR ACTIVISTS WHO WANT TO DEFUND THE POLICESARAH E. RYANAPRIL 20, 2021TIME
“It is easier for judges and prosecutors to order people detained under inhumane conditions when no one is looking,” the campaign said.
ONCE INCARCERATED, THESE WOMEN ARE KEEPING COURTS ACCOUNTABLE — WITH HELP FROM STUDENTS, RETIREES AND FIONA APPLEKATIE METTLERAPRIL 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The Blades in the coming weeks will begin to publish what I have dubbed his “detention diaries” that detail the inhumane treatment he suffered at the hands of an agency in serious need of oversight and reform.
CELEBRATING A YEAR OF FREEDOMMICHAEL K. LAVERSMARCH 4, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
A memory hangs about me of the House in the early afternoon, an inhumane desolation inhabited almost entirely by silk hats.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
I suppose it's inhumane, but mine is a monstrously interesting trade, even in a little place like this.
THE TREES OF PRIDEG.K. CHESTERTON
But old soldiers are not usually inhumane—on the contrary, they are often very gentle beings.
ANOTHER SHEAFJOHN GALSWORTHY
But artifice was necessary, he had found, for stemming the cold and inhumane blast of the world's contempt.
JUDE THE OBSCURETHOMAS HARDY
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WORDS RELATED TO INHUMANE

  • atrocious
  • barbarian
  • barbaric
  • brutal
  • brutish
  • coarse
  • cruel
  • ferocious
  • heartless
  • ignorant
  • inhuman
  • inhumane
  • monstrous
  • primitive
  • rough
  • rude
  • ruthless
  • sadistic
  • truculent
  • uncivil
  • uncivilized
  • uncouth
  • uncultured
  • unsophisticated
  • vicious
  • vulgar
  • wicked
  • wild
  • wolfish
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.