Antonyms for humanehyuˈmeɪn or, often, yu-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. humanist, humanistic, humane(adj)

    pertaining to or concerned with the humanities

    Antonyms:
    insensate, noncivilized, brutal, brutish, cold-blooded, barbarous, vicious, fell, roughshod, bestial, noncivilised, savage, beastly, inhuman, brute(a), pitiless, unkind, inhumane, cold, cannibalic, cruel

    Synonyms:
    human-centred, humanistic, humane, humanist, human-centered, humanitarian

  2. humane(adj)

    marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering

    Antonyms:
    brutish, cannibalic, savage, cold, brutal, inhuman, bestial, fell, brute(a), barbarous, beastly, unkind, cold-blooded, inhumane, vicious, roughshod, insensate, cruel, noncivilized, pitiless, noncivilised

    Synonyms:
    humanistic, humanist

  3. humane(adj)

    showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement

    Antonyms:
    vicious, noncivilized, roughshod, savage, fell, unkind, brute(a), cold, noncivilised, cold-blooded, brutal, pitiless, brutish, cannibalic, bestial, beastly, cruel, inhumane, barbarous, inhuman, insensate

    Synonyms:
    humanistic, humanist

Wiktionary

  1. humane(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    inhuman, inhumane

  2. humane(adjective)

    Having regard for the health and well-being of another; compassionate.

    Antonyms:
    inhumane, inhuman

  3. humane(adjective)

    Pertaining to branches of learning concerned with human affairs or the humanities, especially classical literature or rhetoric.

    Antonyms:
    inhuman, inhumane

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. humane

    Human denotes what pertains to mankind, with no suggestion as to its being good or evil; as, the human race; human qualities; we speak of human achievements, virtues, or excellences, human follies, vices, or crimes. Humane denotes what may rightly be expected of mankind at its best in the treatment of sentient beings; a humane enterprise or endeavor is one that is intended to prevent or relieve suffering. The humane man will not needlessly inflict pain upon the meanest thing that lives; a merciful man is disposed to withhold or mitigate the suffering even of the guilty. The compassionate man sympathizes with and desires to relieve actual suffering, while one who is humane would forestall and prevent the suffering which he sees to be possible. Compare MERCY; PITIFUL; PITY.

    See synonyms for BARBAROUS.

    Synonyms:
    benevolent, benignant, charitable, clement, compassionate, forgiving, gentle, gracious, human, kind, kind-hearted, merciful, pitying, sympathetic, tender, tender-hearted

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