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Definition of humanity | Dictionary.com

[ hyoo-man-i-tee or, often, yoo- ]

/ hyuˈmæn ɪ ti or, often, yu- /

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noun, plural hu·man·i·ties.

all human beings collectively; the human race; humankind.

the quality or condition of being human; human nature.

the quality of being humane; kindness; benevolence.

the humanities,

  1. the study of classical languages and classical literature.
  2. the Latin and Greek classics as a field of study.
  3. literature, philosophy, art, etc., as distinguished from the natural sciences.
  4. the study of literature, philosophy, art, etc.

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Origin of humanity

1350–1400; Middle English humanitehuman, -ity

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ANTONYMS FOR humanity

3 inhumanity, unkindness.

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OTHER WORDS FROM humanity

an·ti·hu·man·i·ty, noun, plural an·ti·hu·man·i·ties.o·ver·hu·man·i·ty, noun

Words nearby humanity

humanist, humanistic psychology, humanitarian, humanitarianism, humanities, humanity, humanize, humankind, human leukocyte antigen, humanly, human menopausal gonadotropin

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Words related to humanity

society, humankind, mankind, empathy, goodwill, compassion, generosity, goodness, kindness, friendship, people, humanness, mercy, altruism, heart, amity, kindheartedness, sympathy, feeling, charity

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British Dictionary definitions for humanity

humanity

/ (hjuːˈmænɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the human race

the quality of being human

kindness or mercy

the humanities (plural) the study of literature, philosophy, and the arts

the study of Ancient Greek and Roman language, literature, etc

Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012


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