Definition of humane
humanenessplay \hyü-ˈmān-nəs, yü-\ noun
Examples of humane in a Sentence
It's not humane to treat animals that way.
Conditions in the prison are more humane now.
Recent Examples of humane from the Web
This was explained as a humane intervention to prevent cruelty to animals, but was widely seen as a sop to the BJP’s conservative north Indian Hindu base, which abhors the slaughter of cows.
Mr. Gold’s production is disrespectful only out of a profound and deeply humane respect.
The book was infused with a point of view: humorous and humane, stubbornly rigorous, breathtaking in its originality.
The workshop is outside and will demonstrate the tricks of baiting and setting humane traps, provide a list of low-cost clinics and instruction on how to transport cats safely.
Each of us can take concrete steps to make the Internet a more humane and inclusive place, one less hospitable to hate.
These humane societies and shelters have agreed to temporarily waive standard adoption fees for cats starting on Saturday with the goal of finding homes for 2,000 cats before the program ends July 31.
His new behavior may be eccentric, but the people who refuse to acknowledge that he's changed are the ones behaving in a less humane way.
Mizzou awarded Cosby an honorary doctorate in humane letters in 1999.
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Origin and Etymology of humane
Middle English humain
First Known Use: 1552See Words from the same year
HUMANE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of humane for English Language Learners
: kind or gentle to people or animals
HUMANE Defined for Kids
Definition of humane for Students
: having sympathy and consideration for people or animals
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