Definition of Subhuman

1. Adjective. Less than human or not worthy of a human being. "The subhuman primates"

Similar to: Infrahuman
Antonyms: Superhuman



2. Adjective. Unfit for human beings. "Subhuman conditions of life"
Similar to: Unfit

Definition of Subhuman

1. Adjective. Less than human; lacking characteristics of a human. ¹

2. Noun. Anything which is less than human. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Subhuman

1. one that is less than human [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Subhuman

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subhuman (current term)
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Literary usage of Subhuman

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1. The Diurnal Course of Efficiency by Howard D. Marsh (1906)
"subhuman Data 1. Plant Life.—The following statements are of some interest for comparison with human data. Sachs says, "If a plant, which has been exposed ..."

2. Treatise on Sociology, Theoretical and Practical by Henry Hughes (1854)
"Animate power is human and subhuman. Persons and things, are a government's power. ... In the respect of inanimate and subhuman power or chattel wealth; ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly (1890)
"With creatures which lead solitary lives, the nature of subhuman justice is thus sufficiently expressed; but on passing to gregarious creatures, ..."

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