humanist, humanistic, humane(adj)
pertaining to or concerned with the humanities
insensate, noncivilized, brutal, brutish, cold-blooded, barbarous, vicious, fell, roughshod, bestial, noncivilised, savage, beastly, inhuman, brute(a), pitiless, unkind, inhumane, cold, cannibalic, cruel
marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering
brutish, cannibalic, savage, cold, brutal, inhuman, bestial, fell, brute(a), barbarous, beastly, unkind, cold-blooded, inhumane, vicious, roughshod, insensate, cruel, noncivilized, pitiless, noncivilised
showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement
vicious, noncivilized, roughshod, savage, fell, unkind, brute(a), cold, noncivilised, cold-blooded, brutal, pitiless, brutish, cannibalic, bestial, beastly, cruel, inhumane, barbarous, inhuman, insensate
humane(adjective)Having regard for the health and well-being of another; compassionate.
humane(adjective)Pertaining to branches of learning concerned with human affairs or the humanities, especially classical literature or rhetoric.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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Translations for humane
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- humàCatalan, Valencian
- menschlich, humanGerman
- truacantaScottish Gaelic
- humāns, cilvēcīgsLatvian
- humanitarny, ludzkiPolish
- гуманный, человечныйRussian
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