Synonyms for humanehyuˈmeɪn or, often, yu-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. humanist, humanistic, humane(adj)

    pertaining to or concerned with the humanities

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

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

  2. humane(adj)

    marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering

    Synonyms:
    humanistic, humanist

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

  3. humane(adj)

    showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement

    Synonyms:
    humanistic, humanist

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

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

  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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. humane(a.)

    Synonyms:
    kind, benevolent, benignant, obliging, accommodating, tender, sympathetic, charitable, compassionate, clement, gentle, kind-hearted, tenderhearted, good-hearted

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

human, humanitarian, humanity, humanist, decent, worthy, dignified, humanistic


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