Definitions for humanehyuˈmeɪn or, often, yu-

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. humanist, humanistic, humane(adj)

    pertaining to or concerned with the humanities

    "humanistic studies"; "a humane education"

  2. humane(adj)

    marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering

  3. humane(adj)

    showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement

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  1. humane(Adjective)

    Having regard for the health and well-being of another; compassionate.

    It is no longer considered humane to perform vivisection on research animals.

  2. humane(Adjective)

    Pertaining to branches of learning concerned with human affairs or the humanities, especially classical literature or rhetoric.

  3. Origin: Variant form of human, now preserved in specialized senses.

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  1. Humane(adj)

    pertaining to man; human

  2. Humane(adj)

    having the feelings and inclinations creditable to man; having a disposition to treat other human beings or animals with kindness; kind; benevolent

  3. Humane(adj)

    humanizing; exalting; tending to refine

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