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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.humaneness - the quality of compassion or consideration for others (people or animals)
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
humanity - the quality of being humane
mercifulness, mercy - a disposition to be kind and forgiving; "in those days a wife had to depend on the mercifulness of her husband"
inhumaneness, inhumanity - the quality of lacking compassion or consideration for others
رَأفَه، عَطْف، حَنان
ember ség
mánnúî, miskunnsemi


[hjuːˈmeɪnnɪs] Nhumanidad f


(hjuˈmein) adjective
kind; not cruel. a humane man; a humane way to kill rats and mice.
huˈmanely adverb
huˈmaneness noun
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And when she put it down it'd perform the trick all right all right, while the audience applauded its silly head off for the kindness and humaneness she'd shown.
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The elimination of malnutrition amongst older people is urgently required for the sake of the NHS, and social care services, but above all for purposes of humaneness.
From one who has been immersed in the news business for half a century, our advice to the mass audience and to critics is to demand not objectivity, but balance, fairness, depth and humaneness.
Seeing the freedom with which South Sudanese live and work in Kenya, it is grossly unfair for Juba to refuse to bail out these Kenyans, even if out of good neighbourliness or humaneness.
Specifically, human nature is the basis of humaneness, a kind of beauty that belongs to what elevates or refines human nature.
According to UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon, International Friendship Day aims to strengthen humaneness in general and to support people's welfare.
Your mother-in-law sure takes the cake for humaneness and generosity of spirit in her judgment of you.
As the committee found, there is a lack of evidence on the scale, efficacy and humaneness of snare-use in Wales," said Plaid Cymru AM Simon Thomas.
The conclusion of Judgment Day leaves unclear which one, if either, will prevail, but the novel clearly favors humaneness as the appropriate response to the "conflicts and ambiguities" of being a conscious and overly-sensitive species.
Our moral obligation is to prevent the repeat of crimes against humanity and humaneness, the Head of State noted.
His Highness just lends a helping hand to all without exception emanating from His Highness's humaneness first and foremost which gained him respect and appreciation at the international level for his humanitarian deeds which confirmed his and Bahrain's place in this field.