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Synonyms for humane
hyuˈmeɪn or, often, yu-hu·mane

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Wiktionary

  1. humaneadjective

    Antonyms:
    inhuman, inhumane

  2. humaneadjective

    It is no longer considered humane to perform vivisection on research animals.

    Antonyms:
    inhumane, inhuman

  3. humaneadjective

    Antonyms:
    inhuman, inhumane

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. humane

    Human denotes what pertains to mankind, with no suggestion as to its being good or evil; as, the human race; human qualities; we speak of human achievements, virtues, or excellences, human follies, vices, or crimes. Humane denotes what may rightly be expected of mankind at its best in the treatment of sentient beings; a humane enterprise or endeavor is one that is intended to prevent or relieve suffering. The humane man will not needlessly inflict pain upon the meanest thing that lives; a merciful man is disposed to withhold or mitigate the suffering even of the guilty. The compassionate man sympathizes with and desires to relieve actual suffering, while one who is humane would forestall and prevent the suffering which he sees to be possible. Compare MERCY; PITIFUL; PITY.

    See synonyms for BARBAROUS.

    Synonyms:
    benevolent, benignant, charitable, clement, compassionate, forgiving, gentle, gracious, human, kind, kind-hearted, merciful, pitying, sympathetic, tender, tender-hearted

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. humane

    Synonyms:
    benign, kind, tender, merciful, benevolent, compassionate

    Antonyms:
    unkind, cruel, unmerciful, inhuman

Princeton's WordNet

  1. humanist, humanistic, humaneadjective

    pertaining to or concerned with the humanities

    "humanistic studies"; "a humane education"

    Synonyms:
    human-centred, humanistic, humanist, human-centered, humanitarian

    Antonyms:
    insensate, noncivilized, brutal, brutish, cold-blooded, barbarous, vicious, fell, roughshod, bestial, noncivilised, savage, beastly, inhuman, brute(a), pitiless, unkind, inhumane, cold, cannibalic, cruel

  2. humaneadjective

    marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering

    Synonyms:
    humanistic, humanist

    Antonyms:
    brutish, cannibalic, savage, cold, brutal, inhuman, bestial, fell, brute(a), barbarous, beastly, unkind, cold-blooded, inhumane, vicious, roughshod, insensate, cruel, noncivilized, pitiless, noncivilised

  3. humaneadjective

    showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement

    Synonyms:
    humanistic, humanist

    Antonyms:
    vicious, noncivilized, roughshod, savage, fell, unkind, brute(a), cold, noncivilised, cold-blooded, brutal, pitiless, brutish, cannibalic, bestial, beastly, cruel, inhumane, barbarous, inhuman, insensate

Editors Contribution

  1. human voice

    the center of conveyor of events and an action on a radio play

    harry says"we're stranded!"

    Submitted by anonymous on November 17, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. humaneadjective

    Synonyms:
    kind, benevolent, benignant, obliging, accommodating, tender, sympathetic, charitable, compassionate, clement, gentle, kind-hearted, tenderhearted, good-hearted

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How to use humane in a sentence?

  1. Edith Wharton:

    How much longer are we going to think it necessary to be American before (or in contradistinction to) being cultivated, being enlightened, being humane, and having the same intellectual discipline as other civilized countries?

  2. Greg Lipper:

    Even the best run, most humane, most medically up to date jail is a giant petri dish. You have lots and lots of people living in close quarters. Social distancing is virtually impossible, most jails, especially city jails, have a lot of people going in and out. DC is no different.

  3. Farahlyn Hansen:

    If anyone has a right to be upset, it is me, i am not upset. I felt like it was the more humane thing for Robert Crosland to do than to just leave it( the puppy) to die. … The puppy was dying.

  4. Sarah Higgins:

    The United States coordinated with the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to ensure the transfer took place in accordance with established standards for security and humane treatment.

  5. Lupe Torres:

    That doesn’t mean it doesn’t give me discomfort that these children are held in shelters right now, it’s a moral issue. But Southwest Key have a program that offers better understanding and sensitivity to these children and they have a humane way of dealing with the trauma these children are going through.

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