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hu·mane

 (hyo͞o-mān′)
adj.
1. Characterized by kindness, mercy, or compassion: a humane judge; a humane policy.
2. Characterized by an emphasis on humanistic values and concerns: a humane education.

[Middle English humain, human; see human.]

hu·mane′ly adv.
hu·mane′ness n.

humane

(hjuːˈmeɪn)
adj
1. characterized by kindness, mercy, sympathy, etc
2. inflicting as little pain as possible: a humane killing.
3. civilizing or liberal (esp in the phrases humane studies, humane education)
[C16: variant of human]
huˈmanely adv
huˈmaneness n

hu•mane

(hyuˈmeɪn or, often, yu-)

adj.
1. characterized by tenderness, compassion, and sympathy for other beings, esp. for the suffering or distressed.
2. of or pertaining to humanistic studies.
[1500–50; orig. stress variant of human, restricted to above senses from 18th century; compare germane, german]
hu•mane′ly, adv.
hu•mane′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.humane - pertaining to or concerned with the humanities; "humanistic studies"; "a humane education"
2.humane - marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering
civilised, civilized - having a high state of culture and development both social and technological; "terrorist acts that shocked the civilized world"
compassionate - showing or having compassion; "heard the soft and compassionate voices of women"
human - having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings; "human beings"; "the human body"; "human kindness"; "human frailty"
merciful - showing or giving mercy; "sought merciful treatment for the captives"; "a merciful god"
inhumane - lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion; "humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world"; "biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used"
3.humane - showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement
civilised, civilized - having a high state of culture and development both social and technological; "terrorist acts that shocked the civilized world"

humane

humane

adjective
Concerned with human welfare and the alleviation of suffering:
Translations
رؤوف، حنون، عَطوف
lidský
human
emberséges
mannúîlegur, miskunnsamur
humaniškaihumaniškashumaniškumas
cilvēcīgshumāns
human
human
insancainsancıl

humane

[hjuːˈmeɪn]
A. ADJhumano, humanitario
B. CPD humane studies NPLciencias fpl humanas, humanidades fpl

humane

[ˌhjuːˈmeɪn] adjhumain(e)

humane

adj
(= considerate) person, society, decision, treatment, prisonhuman; treatment of peoplemenschenwürdig, human; rearing of animalsunter humanen Bedingungen; a humane method of killing animalseine möglichst schmerzlose Methode, Tiere zu töten
(form: = civilizing) educationhumanistisch

humane

[hjuːˈmeɪn] adjumanitario/a

humane

(hjuˈmein) adjective
kind; not cruel. a humane man; a humane way to kill rats and mice.
huˈmanely adverb
huˈmaneness noun
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He is severe to the idle and wicked, but to the sober and deserving he is a leader, both just and humane.
He did not seem to think that he at all deserved a medal from the Humane and Magnanimous Societies.
Shelby, thoughtfully; "the fact is, sir, I'm a humane man, and I hate to take the boy from his mother, sir.
He was a wise and humane judge, and he clearly did his honest best and fairest, -- according to his lights.
He was a fairly humane man toward slaves and other animals; he was an exceedingly humane man toward the erring of his own race.
He is not a gallant man, but he is a very humane one; and this, considering Jane Fairfax's illhealth, would appear a case of humanity to him;and for an act of unostentatious kindness, there is nobody whom I would fix on more than on Mr.
Under the guidance of her Christian pastors, she entertained herself, besides, with such humane achievements as sentencing a youth to have his hands cut off, his tongue torn out with pincers, and his body burned alive, because he had not kneeled down in the rain to do honour to a dirty procession of monks which passed within his view, at a distance of some fifty or sixty yards.
I suppose you would hardly ask me to call you a humane man," returned the doctor with a sneer, "and so my feelings may surprise you, Master Silver.
Again, in any law upon this subject, ought not all the safeguards of liberty known in civilized and humane jurisprudence to be introduced, so that a free man be not, in any case, surrendered as a slave?
I was ever a good hand with animals, and by inclination, as well as because it brought more lasting and satisfactory results, I was always kind and humane in my dealings with the lower orders.
Are you likely to be more humane to me than others were yesterday?
It is hoped that no ties of friendship or humane consideration will induce you to conceal the truth.

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