Definition of Dehumanisation

1. Noun. The act of degrading people with respect to their best qualities. "Science has been blamed for the dehumanization of modern life"

Exact synonyms: Dehumanization
Generic synonyms: Debasement, Degradation
Derivative terms: Dehumanise, Dehumanize



Definition of Dehumanisation

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of dehumanization) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dehumanisation

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dehubbing
dehull
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dehuller
dehullers
dehulling
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dehumanisation (current term)
dehumanisations
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dehumanisingly
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dehumanizations
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dehumanizer
dehumanizers
dehumanizes
dehumanizing

Literary usage of Dehumanisation

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1. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1908)
"And the same dehumanisation which too easy a life had effected in the lords of the upper world, had been produced in the slaves of the nether earth by too ..."

2. The People's Bible: Discourses Upon Holy Scripture by Joseph Parker (1888)
"... counting it an unholy or unworthy thing; he must be a very miracle of wickedness —the devil's supreme achievement in the dehumanisation of the race! ..."

3. A Dictionary of Psychological Medicine: Giving the Definition, Etymology and by Daniel Hack Tuke (1892)
"dehumanisation (dc, from ; /((!- manus, belonging to a man). The mental and physical degradation which takes place in many insane persons, ..."

4. What Holds Us Together: Social Cohesion in South Africa by David Chidester, Philip Dexter (2004)
"... as a moral position, refusing to dehumanise the architects, agents and enforcers of the apartheid system that was designed for the dehumanisation of the ..."

5. Spirals of Suffering: Public Violence and Children by Brian Rock (1997)
"In addition, public violence leads to anger, bitterness and despair among its targets and to the dehumanisation of both victim and perpetrator (Allwood, ..."

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