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hu·man·i·ty

humanity

 
 
pronunciation:
hyu mae nih ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: humanities
definition 1: the race of human beings; mankind.
All of humanity has the same need for food, water, and clean air.
synonyms:
race, species, womankind
similar words:
earth, Homo sapiens, man, society, world
definition 2: the condition or quality of being human.
We make mistakes as part of our humanity.
similar words:
human nature, humanness
definition 3: compassion, sympathy, or humane concern.
It was his humanity that brought about his efforts to end the suffering of others.
synonyms:
compassion, sympathy
similar words:
kindness, mercy
definition 4: (pl.) a body of artistic and intellectual disciplines including philosophy, literature, history, and fine arts.
synonyms:
liberal arts
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