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humane

hu·mane

humane

 
 
pronunciation:
hyu meIn
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: showing compassion in treating one's fellow creatures; kind; merciful.
a humane way to butcher cattle
synonyms:
compassionate, human
antonyms:
atrocious, bestial, brutal, cruel, inhuman, inhumane, oppressive
similar words:
bighearted, gentle, good, humanitarian, largehearted, merciful, sympathetic
definition 2: emphasizing humanistic values.
humane learning
synonyms:
humanistic
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derivations: humanely (adv.), humaneness (n.)