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Meaning of HUMANE

Pronunciation:  hyoo'meyn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement
  2. [adj]  marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering
  3. [adj]  pertaining to or concerned with the humanities; "humanistic studies"; "a humane education"

HUMANE is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: civilised, civilized, compassionate, human-centered, humanist, humanist, humanistic, humanistic, humanitarian, kind, painless
 Antonyms: inhumane
 See Also: human, merciful



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hu*mane"\, a. [L. humanus: cf. F. humain. See {Human}.]
1. Pertaining to man; human. [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor.

2. Having the feelings and inclinations creditable to man;
   having a disposition to treat other human beings or
   animals with kindness; kind; benevolent.

         Of an exceeding courteous and humane inclination.

3. Humanizing; exalting; tending to refine.

Syn: Kind; sympathizing; benevolent; mild; compassionate;
     gentle; tender; merciful. -- {Hu*mane"ly}, adv. --
     {Hu*mane"ness}, n.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Marked by sympathy, compassion or concern for other humans or for animals.
Thesaurus Terms
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