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HUMANE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does humane mean? 

HUMANE (adjective)
  The adjective HUMANE has 3 senses:

1. pertaining to or concerned with the humanities
2. marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering
3. showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement

  Familiarity information: HUMANE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


HUMANE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Pertaining to or concerned with the humanities

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

humane; humanist; humanistic

Context examples:

humanistic studies / a humane education

Pertainym:

humanities (studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills))


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Meaning:

Marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering

Similar:

child-centered (designed to promote a child's personal qualities rather than to provide training or information)

human-centered; human-centred; humanist; humanistic; humanitarian (marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare)

Also:

civilised; civilized (having a high state of culture and development both social and technological)

compassionate (showing or having compassion)

human (having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings)

merciful (showing or giving mercy)

Attribute:

humaneness (the quality of compassion or consideration for others (people or animals))

Antonym:

inhumane (lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion)


Sense 3humane [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement

Similar:

civilised; civilized (having a high state of culture and development both social and technological)


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