inhuman etymology

English word inhuman comes from English in-, English human

Detailed word origin of inhuman

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
in- English (eng) In, into (non-productive) Added to adjectives to mean not. (non-productive) Added to nouns to mean lacking or without. (non-productive) Used with certain words to reverse their meaning In, into, towards, within.
human English (eng) (comparable) Having the nature or attributes of a human being.. (notcomp) Of or belonging to the species Homo sapiens or its closest relatives. (rare) To behave as or become, or to cause to behave as or become, a human. A human being, whether man, woman or child.
inhuman English (eng) Of or pertaining to inhumanity and the indifferently cruel, sadistic or barbaric behavior it brings.

Words with the same origin as inhuman

Descendants of in-
immoral impound inappropriate inaudible incapable incomprehensible indispensable inexperienced informal informed inland insecure insensitive insignificant inspector invalid invaluable irrelevant irresistible irresponsible
Descendants of human
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