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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 ?
I was so distinctly made aware of the presence of something kindred to me, even in scenes which we are accustomed to call wild and dreary, and also that the nearest of blood to me and humanest was not a person nor a villager, that I thought no place could ever be strange to me again.
There were in their ranks men of the highest intelligence, the purest virtue, and the humanest feelings; men, all of whose antecedents, whose tendencies, whose studies, professions, interests, and, I may say, convictions, placed them in the ranks of the conservatives, were carried away by an invisible force, and shouted out, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, and hurled the brand of the incendiary at temple, palace, and castle, which sheltered them, as if it was not they who did it, but a spirit that possessed them.
As one critic summarized his life and work: "He was chiefly valuable to his own age as its severest critic; to ours he represents its humanest aspiration.