Meaning of “inhumane” in the English Dictionary

"inhumane" in British English

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uk /ˌɪn.hjuːˈmeɪn/ us /ˌɪn.hjuːˈmeɪn/

cruel and causing suffering to people or animals:

Conditions for prisoners were described as inhumane.
Many people believe factory farming is inhumane.
adverb uk /ˌɪn.hjuːˈmeɪ us /ˌɪn.hjuːˈmeɪ

(Definition of “inhumane” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"inhumane" in American English

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inhumaneadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˌɪn·hjuˈmeɪn/

cruel to people or animals in not caring about their suffering or about the conditions under which they live:

We have a responsibility to protect animals from inhumane treatment.

(Definition of “inhumane” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)