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Synonyms for humane
hyuˈmeɪn or, often, yu-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. humanist, humanistic, humane(adj)

    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. humane(adj)

    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. humane(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. humane(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    inhuman, inhumane

  2. humane(adjective)

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

    Antonyms:
    inhumane, inhuman

  3. humane(adjective)

    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

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. humane(a.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    human, humanitarian, humanity, humanist, decent, worthy, dignified, humanistic

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How to use humane in a sentence?

  1. Brian Klein:

    His methods are safe and humane.

  2. Ali Noorani:

    We’re going to have meetings with House and Senate Republicans, we can have a functional legal immigration system, and effective and humane enforcement.

  3. Bryan Stevenson:

    Prisoners with dementia or severe mental illness are extremely vulnerable, that the court has recognized that they cannot be subject to abusive or cruel treatment under the Eighth Amendment is enormously important if our system is going to function in a humane and just manner.

  4. 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.

  5. Ocean City:

    When East Coast Falcons professionals fly the raptors overhead, gulls know instinctively to leave an unsafe place, professional falconry-based bird abatement is a humane, effective solution for removing nuisance birds.


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