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Noun humanity has 3 senses


humanityn. [L. humanitas: cf. F. humanité. See Human.].
  •  The quality of being human; the peculiar nature of man, by which he is distinguished from other beings.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Mankind collectively; the human race.  [1913 Webster]
    "But hearing oftentimes
    The still, and music humanity.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "It is a debt we owe to humanity."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The quality of being humane; the kind feelings, dispositions, and sympathies of man; especially, a disposition to relieve persons or animals in distress, and to treat all creatures with kindness and tenderness.  Locke.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Mental cultivation; liberal education; instruction in classical and polite literature.  [1913 Webster]
    "Polished with humanity and the study of witty science."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The branches of polite or elegant learning; as language, rhetoric, poetry, and the ancient classics; belles-letters.  [1913 Webster]
    " The cultivation of the languages, literature, history, and archæology of Greece and Rome, were very commonly called literæ humaniores, or, in English, the humanities, . . . by way of opposition to the literæ divinæ, or divinity."  G. P. Marsh.  [1913 Webster]


humanity, n. (pl. -ies)
1 a the human race. b human beings collectively. c the fact or condition of being human.
2 humaneness, benevolence.
3 (in pl.) human attributes.
4 (in pl.) learning or literature concerned with human culture, esp. the study of Latin and Greek literature and philosophy.

ME f. OF humanit{eacute} f. L humanitas -tatis (as HUMAN)



n. The human race, collectively, exclusive of the anthropoid poets.



Adam, Hominidae, Homo sapiens, acceptance, affectionateness, beneficence, benevolence, benignancy, benignity, brotherhood, charitableness, clay, clemency, clementness, commiseration, community, compassion, condolence, consideration, easiness, easygoingness, fallen humanity, favor, feeling, feeling of kinship, fellow feeling, flesh, forbearance, forbearing, forgiveness, frailty, fraternal feeling, generation of man, generosity, gentleness, genus Homo, goodness, goodness of heart, grace, graciousness, heart of gold, helpfulness, hominid, homo, human equation, human family, human frailty, human nature, human race, human species, human weakness, humaneness, humankind, humanness, kindheartedness, kindliness, kindly disposition, kindness, laxness, le genre humain, lenience, leniency, lenientness, lenity, loving kindness, magnanimity, man, mankind, mercifulness, mercy, mildness, mitigation, moderateness, mortal flesh, mortality, mortals, niceness, pardon, pathos, patience, people, pity, quarter, race of man, relief, reprieve, ruth, self-pity, sensitivity, society, softheartedness, softness, soul of kindness, sympathy, tenderheartedness, tenderness, the masses, the public, tolerance, understanding, unselfishness, warmheartedness, warmth, warmth of heart, weakness




N benevolence, Christian charity, God's love, God's grace, good will, philanthropy, unselfishness, good nature, good feeling, good wishes, kindness, kindliness, loving-kindness, benignity, brotherly love, charity, humanity, fellow-feeling, sympathy, goodness of heart, warmth of heart, bonhomie, kind-heartedness, amiability, milk of human kindness, tenderness, love, friendship, toleration, consideration, generosity, mercy, charitableness, bounty, almsgiving, good works, beneficence, the luxury of doing good, acts of kindness, a good turn, good offices, kind offices good treatment, kind treatment, good Samaritan, sympathizer, bon enfant, altruist, benevolent, kind, kindly, well-meaning, amiable, obliging, accommodating, indulgent, gracious, complacent, good-humored, warm-hearted, kind-hearted, tender-hearted, large-hearted, broad- hearted, merciful, charitable, beneficent, humane, benignant, bounteous, bountiful, good-natured, well-natured, spleenless, sympathizing, sympathetic, complaisant, well-meant, well-intentioned, fatherly, motherly, brotherly, sisterly, paternal, maternal, fraternal, sororal, friendly, with a good intention, with the best intentions, Int, Godspeed!, much good may it do!, act a charity sometimes, a tender heart, a will inflexible, de mortuis nil nisi bonum, say only good things about the dead, don't speak ill of the dead, kind words are more than coronets, quando amigo pide no hay manana, the social smile, the sympathetic tear.


N philanthropy, humanity, humanitarianism universal benevolence, endaemonism, deliciae humani generis, cosmopolitanism utilitarianism, the greatest happiness of the greatest number, social science, sociology common weal, socialism, communism, Fourierism, phalansterianism, Saint Simonianism, patriotism, civism, nationality, love of country, amor patriae, public spirit, chivalry, knight errantry, generosity, philanthropist, endaemonist, utilitarian, Benthamite, socialist, communist, cosmopolite, citizen of the world, amicus humani generis, knight errant, patriot, philanthropic, humanitarian, utilitarian, cosmopolitan, public- spirited, patriotic, humane, large-hearted, chivalric, generous, pro bono publico, pro aris et focis, humani nihil a me alienum puto, omne solum forti patria, un bien fait n'est jamais perdu.


N pity, compassion, commiseration, bowels, of compassion, sympathy, fellow-feeling, tenderness, yearning, forbearance, humanity, mercy, clemency, leniency, charity, ruth, long- suffering, melting mood, argumentum ad misericordiam, quarter, grace, locus paenitentiae, sympathizer, advocate, friend, partisan, patron, wellwisher, pitying, pitiful, compassionate, sympathetic, touched, merciful, clement, ruthful, humane, humanitarian, tender, tender hearted, tender as a chicken, soft, soft hearted, unhardened, lenient, exorable, forbearing, melting, weak, Int, for pity's sake!, mercy!, have mercy!, cry you mercy!, God help you!, poor thing!, poor dear!, poor fellow!, woe betide!, quis talia fando temperet a lachrymiss!, one's heart bleeding for, haud ignara mali miseris succurrere disco, a fellow feeling makes one wondrous kind, onor di bocca assai giova e poco costa.


N man, mankind, human race, human species, human kind, human nature, humanity, mortality, flesh, generation, anthropology, anthropogeny, anthropography, anthroposophy, ethnology, ethnography, humanitarian, human being, person, personage, individual, creature, fellow creature, mortal, body, somebody, one, such a one, some one, soul, living soul, earthling, party, head, hand, dramatis personae, quidam, people, persons, folk, public, society, world, community, community at large, general public, nation, nationality, state, realm, commonweal, commonwealth, republic, body politic, million, population, tribe, clan (paternity), family (consanguinity), cosmopolite, lords of the creation, ourselves, human, mortal, personal, individual, national, civic, public, social, cosmopolitan, anthropoid, am I not a man and a brother?.

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