• (America) IPA: /hjuˈmænɪti/, [hjuˈmænɪɾi]


  1. Mankind; human beings as a group.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:humankind
  2. The human condition or nature.
  3. The quality of being benevolent; humane traits of character; humane qualities or aspects.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, chapter 16
      Think of that; by that sweet girl that old man had a child: hold ye then there can be any utter, hopeless harm in Ahab? No, no, my lad; stricken, blasted, if he be, Ahab has his humanities!”
    Synonyms: humaneness
  4. Any academic subject belonging to the humanities.
    Philosophy is a humanity while psychology is a science.
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