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humane

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adjective hu·mane \hyü-ˈmān, yü-\

Simple Definition of humane

  • : kind or gentle to people or animals

Full Definition of humane

  1. 1 :  marked by compassion, sympathy, or consideration for humans or animals

  2. 2 :  characterized by or tending to broad humanistic culture :  humanistic <humane studies>

hu·mane·ly adverb
hu·mane·ness play \-ˈmān-nəs\ noun

Examples of humane

  1. It's not humane to treat animals that way.

  2. Conditions in the prison are more humane now.



Origin of humane

Middle English humain


First Known Use: 1552


HUMANE Defined for Kids

humane

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adjective hu·mane \hyü-ˈmān, yü-\

Definition of humane

  1. :  having sympathy and consideration for people or animals

hu·mane·ly adverb




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