Definitions for humanityhyuˈmæn ɪ ti; often yu-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hu•man•i•tyhyuˈmæn ɪ ti; often yu-(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. all human beings collectively; the human race; humankind.

  2. the quality or condition of being human; human nature.

  3. the quality of being humane; kindness; benevolence; goodwill.

  4. the humanities, literature, languages, philosophy, art, etc., or their study: distinguished from the sciences. classical languages and classical literature, esp. as a field of study.

    Category: Education

Origin of humanity:

1350–1400; ME < L hūmānitās. See human , -ity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. humanity(noun)

    the quality of being humane

  2. humanness, humanity, manhood(noun)

    the quality of being human

    "he feared the speedy decline of all manhood"

  3. world, human race, humanity, humankind, human beings, humans, mankind, man(noun)

    all of the living human inhabitants of the earth

    "all the world loves a lover"; "she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. humanity(noun)ˈmæn ɪ ti; often yu-

    people considered as a group

    crimes against humanity

  2. humanityˈmæn ɪ ti; often yu-

    ≠ inhumanity

    His humanity is obvious in his speeches.

  3. humanityˈmæn ɪ ti; often yu-

    ***subjects such as literature, philosophy, history, etc. that deal with how people behave

    research in the humanities


  1. humanity(Noun)

    Mankind; human beings as a group.

  2. humanity(Noun)

    The human condition or nature.

  3. humanity(Noun)

    The quality of being benevolent.

  4. Origin: From humanitye, from humanité, from humanitas, from humanus; see human, humane. The interjection was first used ("Oh, the humanity!") by Herbert Morrison reporting on the .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Humanity(noun)

    the quality of being human; the peculiar nature of man, by which he is distinguished from other beings

  2. Humanity(noun)

    mankind collectively; the human race

  3. Humanity(noun)

    the quality of being humane; the kind feelings, dispositions, and sympathies of man; especially, a disposition to relieve persons or animals in distress, and to treat all creatures with kindness and tenderness

  4. Humanity(noun)

    mental cultivation; liberal education; instruction in classical and polite literature

  5. Humanity(noun)

    the branches of polite or elegant learning; as language, rhetoric, poetry, and the ancient classics; belles-letters


  1. Humanity

    Humanity is the debut album from Japanese Hardcore punk group The Mad Capsule Markets. They later re-released the album in 1996, and This was the only full album that guitarist Minoru Kojima played on. This version features a few of the songs which were censored songs from P.O.P Although The original version of San Byoukan no Jisatsu contains an extra line "Tobioriru no sa!" This line was xxxxxx-ed on P.O.P and has been totally silenced on the re-release of Humanity and on the Best of 1990-1996 CD.Also, on the insert for the re-release of Humanity the "Jisatsu" on the tracklist has been scribbled out. The original pressing of the album came with a free newspaper clipping, which had information on the band.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'humanity' in Nouns Frequency: #2648

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a man of great humanity.

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