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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
References in classic literature ?
SEVENTY-FIVE Men presented themselves before the President of the Humane Society and demanded the great gold medal for life-saving.
And I shall dare to say this also, that to have them and always to observe them is injurious, and that to appear to have them is useful; to appear merciful, faithful, humane, religious, upright, and to be so, but with a mind so framed that should you require not to be so, you may be able and know how to change to the opposite.
He was a fairly humane man toward slaves and other animals; he was an exceedingly humane man toward the erring of his own race.
There is in man's nature, a secret inclination and motion, towards love of others, which if it be not spent upon some one or a few, doth naturally spread itself towards many, and maketh men become humane and charitable; as it is seen sometime in friars.
The citizens of a free state ought to [1297b] consist of those only who bear arms: with respect to their census it is not easy to determine exactly what it ought to be, but the rule that should direct upon this subject should be to make it as extensive as possible, so that those who are enrolled in it make up a greater part of the people than those who are not; for those who are poor, although they partake not of the offices of the state, are willing to live quiet, provided that no one disturbs them in their property: but this is not an easy matter; for it may not always happen, that those who are at the head of public affairs are of a humane behaviour.
But already a change is taking place, owing, not to an increased humanity, but to an increased scarcity of game, for perhaps the hunter is the greatest friend of the animals hunted, not excepting the Humane Society.
It neither made him to be humane to his slaves, nor to emancipate them.
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.
In general we must turn this bloodthirsty soldier to more humane interests," said Bilibin.
It was a sobered affection at best, which came from my sympathy with his love of nature, and the whole kindly and humane keeping of his genius.
Second, I suggest that all men and women, and boys and girls, who have so acquainted themselves with the essentials of the fine art of animal-training, should become members of, and ally themselves with, the local and national organizations of humane societies and societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals.
Shelby, thoughtfully; "the fact is, sir, I'm a humane man, and I hate to take the boy from his mother, sir.

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