Definitions for humanness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hu•man*ˈhyu mən or, often, ˈyu-; ˈyu mən; yudʒ(adj.)

  1. of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or having the nature of people:

    human frailty.

  2. consisting of people:

    the human race.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Anthropology

  3. of or pertaining to the social aspect of people:

    human affairs.

  4. sympathetic; humane:

    a warmly human understanding.

  5. (n.)a human being.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Anthropology

* Pron: Although they are sometimes criticized, pronunciations of words like human and huge asandwith the initial (h) deleted, are heard from speakers at all social and educational levels.

Origin of human:

1350–1400; earlier humain(e), humayn(e), ME < MF humain < L hūmānus, akin to homō human being (cf. Homo ); sp. human predominant from early 18th cent.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. humanness, humanity, manhood(noun)

    the quality of being human

    "he feared the speedy decline of all manhood"


  1. humanness(Noun)

    The condition or quality of being human.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Humanness(noun)

    the quality or state of being human

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