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HUMANITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does humanity mean? 

HUMANITY (noun)
  The noun HUMANITY has 3 senses:

1. the quality of being humane
2. the quality of being human
3. all of the living human inhabitants of the earth

  Familiarity information: HUMANITY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


HUMANITY (noun)


Sense 1humanity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being humane

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("humanity" is a kind of...):

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


Sense 2humanity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being human

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

humanness; humanity; manhood

Context example:

he feared the speedy decline of all manhood

Hypernyms ("humanity" is a kind of...):

quality (an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone)

Attribute:

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

nonhuman (not human; not belonging to or produced by or appropriate to human beings)


Sense 3humanity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

All of the living human inhabitants of the earth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

human beings; mankind; humans; humankind; human race; humanity; world; man

Context examples:

all the world loves a lover / she always used 'humankind' because 'mankind' seemed to slight the women

Hypernyms ("humanity" is a kind of...):

group; grouping (any number of entities (members) considered as a unit)

homo; human; human being; man (any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage)

Meronyms (members of "humanity"):

people ((plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively)


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