Definition of Dehumanization

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: Dehumanisation
Generic synonyms: Debasement, Degradation
Derivative terms: Dehumanise, Dehumanize



Definition of Dehumanization

1. Noun. The act or process of dehumanizing ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dehumanization

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dehumanization

1. Loss of human characteristics; brutalization by either mental or physical means; stripping one of self-esteem. Origin: de-+ humanus, human, fr. Homo, man (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Dehumanization

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Solomon and Solomonic Literature by Moncure Daniel Conway (1899)
"THE PAULINE dehumanization OF JESUS. The Queen of Sheba certainly deserved her exaltation as the Hebrew Athena, and the homage paid to her by Jesus, ..."

2. The Media and the Rwanda Genocide by Allan Thompson (2007)
"The dehumanization practices mentioned earlier made the political discourse ... These dehumanization practices found in the media led to the escalation of ..."

3. Back from Utopia: The Challenge of the Modern Movementby Hubert-Jan Henket, Hilde Heynen by Hubert-Jan Henket, Hilde Heynen (2002)
"When embraced, it does not permit uncritical acceptance of the forces of mega-scale, dehumanization and overcrowding that contemporary urbanism presents us ..."

4. Violence in South Africa: A Variety of Perspectives by Elirea Bornman, René Van Eeden, Marie Wentzel (1998)
"This depersonalization and dehumanization promote brutality against outgroup members. Violence and brutality are even more likely if relations between the ..."

5. Representations of Violence: Art about the Sierra Leone Civil War by Patrick K. Muana, Chris Corcoran, Russell D. Feingold (2005)
"Paradoxically, with this proliferation of ‘without borders' and international aid, the dehumanization and commodification of victims is amplified ..."

6. Moon-o-theism: A Study of Mideast Moon-God Religionsby Yoel Natan by Yoel Natan (2006)
"F. dehumanization and Demonization of Non-Muslims: Ingredient: 25. dehumanization of Infidels (p. 266), 26. Infidels Are of the Devil's Party (p. 276). ..."

7. Adolescence: Its Psychology and Its Relations to Physiology, Anthropology by Granville Stanley Hall (1904)
"... the ego are also ruptured, so that all that later ages of civilization and even higher barbarism have superposed is gone and dehumanization ensues. ..."

8. The Medical Implications of Nuclear War by Frederic Solomon (1986)
"dehumanization: A composite psychological defense in relation to modern war. Pp. 64—82 in Behavioral Science and Human Survival, M. Schwebel, ed. ..."

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