humanity


humanity
/hyooh man"i tee/ or, often, /yooh-/, n., pl. humanities.
1. all human beings collectively; the human race; humankind.
2. the quality or condition of being human; human nature.
3. the quality of being humane; kindness; benevolence.
4. the humanities,
a. the study of classical languages and classical literature.
b. the Latin and Greek classics as a field of study.
c. literature, philosophy, art, etc., as distinguished from the natural sciences.
d. the study of literature, philosophy, art, etc.
[1350-1400; ME humanite < L humanitas. See HUMAN, -ITY]
Syn. 3. sympathy, tenderness, goodwill.
Ant. 3. inhumanity, unkindness.

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