humane meaning

EN[hjuːˈmeɪn] [-eɪn]

    Definition of humane in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveCOMhumanerCOMmore humaneSUPhumanestSUPmost humaneSUF-mane
    1. Having or showing concern for the pain or suffering of another; compassionate.
      1. It is no longer considered humane to perform vivisection on research animals.
      2. As methods of execution go, beheading is more humane than drawing and quartering.
    2. Pertaining to branches of learning concerned with human affairs or the humanities, especially classical literature or rhetoric.
      1. Obsolete spelling of human.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • There was a halo about everything that Uncle John did, the radiance that goes with great kindness, the jovial gentle-heartedness of a humane man.
          • Ibn Rushd tried to reconcile reason and humane morality with God and faith, positing a kindly God and an unfanatic faith.
          • Ten figures of eight cut in five minutes -- ice broken -- dreadful catastrophe -- a score of skaiters fell in -- Humane Society called out -- Drags and dragsmen in full cry.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
        Related Links:
        1. en humaner
        2. en humanest
        3. en humanely
        4. en humaneness
        5. en humanenesses
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        Meaning of humane for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "humane" is an adjective.
        Difficultness: Level 3
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        Definiteness: Level 6
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