- An example of humanity is all the people in the world.
- An example of humanity is treating someone with kindness.
The definition of humanity is the entire human race or the characteristics that belong uniquely to human beings, such as kindness, mercy and sympathy.
- the fact or quality of being human; human nature
- [pl.] human qualities or characteristics, esp. those considered desirable
- the human race; mankind; people
- the fact or quality of being humane; kindness, mercy, sympathy, etc.
Origin of humanityMiddle English humanite from Old French from Classical Latin humanitas
- languages and literature, esp. those of the classical Greeks and Romans
- the branches of learning concerned with human thought and relations, as distinguished from the sciences: literature, philosophy, history, etc.
- Humans considered as a group; the human race.
- The condition or quality of being human.
- The quality of being humane; benevolence.
- A humane characteristic, attribute, or act.
- humanities a. The languages and literatures of ancient Greece and Rome; the classics.b. Those branches of knowledge, such as philosophy, literature, and art, that are concerned with human thought and culture.
Origin of humanityMiddle English humanite from Old French from Latin hūmānitās from hūmānus human ; see human .