(noun, adjective)


1. less than human or not worthy of a human being

- treated natives as subhuman

- a subhuman spectacle

- the subhuman primates

Similar word(s): infrahuman

2. unfit for human beings

- subhuman conditions of life

Similar word(s): unfit

Sentences with subhuman as an adjective:

- To say he is subhuman is to make a grave insult; whether to him or to humanity is the question.

- We say dolphin intelligence is subhuman; I suspect dolphins say our intelligence is subdolphin.


1. Anything which is less than human.