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
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.
The humane thing to do is to deter people from paying the human smugglers and cartels that are the only way to illegally cross the Southwest border.
Workman said the county is planning to exercise its one-year notice to those cities before the end of June, allowing the humane society to take over the job by July 1, 2018.
While detention has long been the government’s preferred policy, experts still question the decision to shut down a more humane alternative.
In all, 29 people incarcerated in Attica and 10 hostages were killed by police while fighting for humane conditions, including food and medical care.
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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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