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1       adj   If you describe treatment or an action as inhuman, you mean that it is extremely cruel.  
usu ADJ n  
The detainees are often held in cruel and inhuman conditions...     
2       adj   If you describe someone or something as inhuman, you mean that they are strange or bad because they do not seem human in some way.  
...inhuman shrieks that chilled my heart.     
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animal, barbaric, barbarous, bestial, brutal, cold-blooded, cruel, diabolical, fiendish, heartless, merciless, pitiless, remorseless, ruthless, savage, unfeeling, vicious  
   charitable, compassionate, feeling, humane, merciful, sensitive, tender, warmhearted  

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