From human + -ness.
Variant of human
- of, belonging to, or typical of man (Homo sapiens): the human race
- consisting of or produced by people: human society
- having or showing qualities, as rationality or fallibility, viewed as distinctive of people: a human act, a human failing
Origin of humanMiddle English humayne ; from Old French humaine ; from Classical Latin humanus, akin to homo, a man: see homo
a person: the phrase is still preferred by some