- (British) IPA: /hjuːˈmeɪn/
humane (comparative humaner, superlative humanest)
- Having or showing concern for the pain or suffering of another; compassionate.
- It is no longer considered humane to perform vivisection on research animals.
- As methods of execution go, beheading is more humane than drawing and quartering.
- Pertaining to branches of learning concerned with human affairs or the humanities, especially classical literature or rhetoric.
- 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970 ↗, partition II, section 3, member 7:
- many divine precepts to counterpoise our hearts, special antidotes both in scriptures and humane authors, which who so will observe, shall purchase much ease and quietness unto himself.
- Obsolete spelling of human#English|human