To dehumanize someone is to reduce them to the level of an animal. You might dehumanize someone by calling them names or making fun of them.

  • He dehumanized her by calling her a stupid name.

  • The professor dehumanized the students by treating them like animals.

Definition of dehumanizing


To take away humanity; to remove or deny human qualities, characteristics, or attributes; to impersonalize.

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