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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. Mike Christian:

    Nitrogen hypoxia is a better way. It's a more humane way. I believe the use of nitrogen hypoxia will be the thing of the future once it’s passed in Oklahoma.

  2. Franklin D. Roosevelt:

    We have here a human as well as an economic problem. When humane considerations are concerned, Americans give them precedence. The lessons of history, confirmed by the evidence immediately before me, show conclusively that continued dependence upon relief induces a spiritual and moral disintegration fundamentally destructive to the national fibre. To dole out relief in this way is to administer a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit.

  3. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer:

    With this, the entire coalition has committed to the goal to order, control and limit migration, this agreement makes it possible that our migration policy is effective, that it remains humane and that it will succeed.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I ’m going to do the same thing. We’re going to do it in a humane manner.

  5. Dale Baich:

    The drug protocol in Oklahoma is not capable of producing a humane execution, even if it is administered properly.


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