What does HUMANITY mean?

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hyuˈmæn ɪ ti; often yu-HUMANITY

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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"


  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

  6. Origin: [L. humanitas: cf. F. humanit. See Human.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Humanity

    hū-man′it-i, n. the nature peculiar to a human being: the kind feelings of man: benevolence: tenderness: mankind collectively:—pl. Human′ities, in Scotland, grammar, rhetoric, Latin, Greek, and poetry, so called from their humanising effects.—Professor of Humanity, in Scotch universities, the professor of Latin. [Fr.,—L. humanitashumanushomo, a man.]

Editors Contribution

  1. humanity

    Human beings as a collective group of people or family.

    Humanity is united with universal beings to cocreate peace, harmony, balance, justice, truth and prosperity on planet earth for the benefit of everyone.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 9, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of HUMANITY in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of HUMANITY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of HUMANITY in a Sentence

  1. Emeasoba George:

    The birth, sufferings, crucifixion, death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ did not just showcase his passion, perseverance and true love to humanity. Furthermore, all of the above do reveals his forgiving spirit. In other words, we ought to forgive all i.e. we should forgive our offenders and enemies even at the point of death (IMHO) in my humble (honest) opinion. ~Emeasoba George

  2. Hugh Dugan:

    Retribution for victims is rarely if at all available through U.N. processes, here’s thinking out of the box: Might victims be so motivated to bring the first sexual abuse case to the International Criminal Court? It was set up to prosecute individuals — not states — for the international crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes when national courts are unwilling or unable to prosecute criminals. Filing such a case would challenge the culture of wristslapping and impunity, which is likely to persist.

  3. Jeremy Corbyn:

    Going to war creates a legacy of bitterness and problems, let us be a force for change in the world, a force for humanity in the world, a force for peace in the world, and a force that recognizes we can not go on like this, with grotesque levels of global inequality, grotesque threats to our environment all around the world, without the rich and powerful governments stepping up to the plate to make sure our world becomes safer and better -- and those people don't end up in poverty, in refugee camps, wasting their lives away.

  4. Oscar Wilde:

    It is because Humanity has never known where it was going that it has been able to find its way.

  5. Dominique Walker:

    It shows the pure evilness of speculators, this is why we want them out of our community. They have no respect for the communities, no respect for humanity, only respect for profit and greed. This house means nothing to them.

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