dehumanise dehumanise


  1. (v) deprive of human qualities
  2. (v) make mechanical or routine



  • Morning Briefing

    One view: Must the Catholic church dehumanise John Paul II to make him a saint? Sadly, the process of canonisation seems to require stripping the former pope of his personality, to fit the sterile mould of a saint
    on April 24, 2014     Source: National Catholic Reporter


  1. Oprah adds: "I wouldn't be involved with anything that was going to humiliate or dehumanise or make anybody feel bad. When we decided to do a series, we knew that we had to create something that was different, a new kind of television, a new kind of...
    on Feb 25, 2008 By: Oprah Winfrey Source: Burnley Express

  2. Glazov writes that in many Islamic societies, "women are supposed to dehumanise themselves in order to be tolerated : Women are considered to be the incarnation of shahwa [desire] which comes from the devil. In this environment the pathological...
    on Jan 22, 2010 By: Jamie Glazov Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "We see this pattern of Africans displayed as supplicants. We need to start portraying Africans as noble, entrepreneurial, very handsome, beautiful, smart. Break the cliches," Bono told a crowd at the school in Mayange. "As people dehumanise...
    on May 18, 2006 By: Bono Source: Independent Online

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cynic cynic
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