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humanity

hu·man·i·ty

humanity

 
pronunciation:
hy mae nih ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: humanities
definition 1: the race of human beings; people.
All of humanity has the same needs for food, water, and clean air.
synonyms:
race
similar words:
earth, man, society, world
definition 2: sympathy, concern, or compassion.
The leader showed his humanity by taking care of the poor.
synonyms:
compassion, sympathy
similar words:
kindness, mercy
definition 3: (plural) studies that deal with human thoughts and human culture. The humanities include music, art, history, and literature, but do not include the sciences.
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