humanist, humanistic, humane(adj)
pertaining to or concerned with the humanities
"humanistic studies"; "a humane education"
marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering
showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement
Having regard for the health and well-being of another; compassionate.
It is no longer considered humane to perform vivisection on research animals.
Pertaining to branches of learning concerned with human affairs or the humanities, especially classical literature or rhetoric.
Origin: Variant form of human, now preserved in specialized senses.
pertaining to man; human
having the feelings and inclinations creditable to man; having a disposition to treat other human beings or animals with kindness; kind; benevolent
humanizing; exalting; tending to refine
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hū-mān′, adj. having the feelings proper to man: kind: tender: merciful.—adv. Humane′ly.—n. Humane′ness, kindness: tenderness.
The numerical value of humane in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of humane in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
To err is human to refrain from laughing, humane.
In zoos, along with the animals, the humanity of man is also prisoned! No cage is humane!
The drug protocol in Oklahoma is not capable of producing a humane execution, even if it is administered properly.
This idea of total incarceration just isn't working and it's not humane, solitary confinement literally drives men mad.
With reasonable men I will reason with humane men I will plea but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost.
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Translations for humane
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- humàCatalan, Valencian
- menschlich, humanGerman
- truacantaScottish Gaelic
- humāns, cilvēcīgsLatvian
- humanitarny, ludzkiPolish
- гуманный, человечныйRussian
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