Humanity meaning

hyo͝o-măn'ĭ-tē
The definition of humanity is the entire human race or the characteristics that belong uniquely to human beings, such as kindness, mercy and sympathy.

An example of humanity is all the people in the world.

An example of humanity is treating someone with kindness.

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The quality of being humane; benevolence.
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The condition or quality of being human.
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A humane characteristic, attribute, or act.
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The fact or quality of being human; human nature.
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Human qualities or characteristics, esp. those considered desirable.
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Humane traits of character; humane qualities or aspects.
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The human race; mankind; people.
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The human condition or nature.
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The fact or quality of being humane; kindness, mercy, sympathy, etc.
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Mankind; human beings as a group.
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The quality of being benevolent.
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Humans considered as a group; the human race.
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the humanities
  • 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.
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Origin of humanity

  • Middle English humanite from Old French from Latin hūmānitās from hūmānus human human
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English humanitye, from Old French humanité, from Latin humanitas (“human nature, humanity, also humane conduct”), from humanus (“human, humane”); see human, humane. The interjection was first used ("Oh, the humanity!") by Herbert Morrison reporting on the Hindenburg disaster.
    From Wiktionary