humane

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adjective hu·mane \hyü-ˈmān, yü-\

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>

humanely

adverb

humaneness

play \-ˈmān-nəs\ noun

Examples of humane in a sentence

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

  2. Conditions in the prison are more humane now.

Origin and Etymology of humane

Middle English humain


First Known Use: 1552


HUMANE Defined for English Language Learners

humane

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adjective hu·mane \hyü-ˈmān, yü-\

Definition of humane for English Language Learners

  • : kind or gentle to people or animals


HUMANE Defined for Kids

humane

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adjective hu·mane \hyü-ˈmān, yü-\

Definition of humane for Students

  1. :  having sympathy and consideration for people or animals

humanely

adverb


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