Synonyms for humanity
hyuˈmæn ɪ ti; often yu-hu·man·i·ty
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According to the etymology and original usage, beneficence is the doing well, benevolence the wishing or willing well to others; but benevolence has come to include beneficence, and to displace it. We should not now speak of benevolence which did not help, unless where there was no power to help; even then we should rather say good-will or sympathy. Charity, which originally meant the purest love for God and man (as in 1 Cor. xiii), is now almost universally applied to some form of almsgiving, and is much more limited in meaning than benevolence. Benignity suggests some occult power of blessing, such as was formerly ascribed to the stars; we may say a good man has an air of benignity. Kindness and tenderness are personal; benevolence and charity are general. Kindness extends to all sentient beings, whether men or animals, in prosperity or in distress. Tenderness especially goes out toward the young, feeble, and needy, or even to the dead. Humanity is so much kindness and tenderness toward man or beast as it would be inhuman not to have; we say of some act of care or kindness, "common humanity requires it." Generosity is self-forgetful kindness in disposition or action; it includes much besides giving; as, the generosity of forgiveness. Bounty applies to ample giving, which on a larger scale is expressed by munificence. Liberality indicates broad, genial kindly views, whether manifested in gifts or otherwise. We speak of the bounty of a generous host, the liberality or munificence of the founder of a college, or of the liberality of a theologian toward the holders of conflicting beliefs. Philanthropy applies to wide schemes for human welfare, often, but not always, involving large expenditures in charity or benevolence. Compare MERCY.
almsgiving, beneficence, benevolence, benignity, bounty, charity, generosity, good-will, kind-heartedness, kindliness, kindness, liberality, munificence, philanthropy, sympathy, unselfishness
Benevolence of, on the part of, or from the wealthy, to or toward the poor.
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the quality of being humane
humanness, humanity, manhoodnoun
the quality of being human
"he feared the speedy decline of all manhood"
world, human race, humanity, humankind, human beings, humans, mankind, mannoun
all of the living human inhabitants of the earth
"all the world loves a lover"; "she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women"
cosmos, humans, globe, military personnel, homo, man, universe, piece, populace, existence, valet, humankind, human race, public, earth, reality, adult male, humanness, worldly concern, human beings, world, macrocosm, human being, valet de chambre, domain, gentleman, human, serviceman, military man, gentleman's gentleman, mankind, manhood, earthly concern, creation
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How to use humanity in a sentence?
The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are out there.
With all their faults, trade-unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed.
Media cannot be a football ground, nor the tool for anyone. It penetrates the elementary pillar of a state; it forms and represents the language of entire humanity, within its perception of love, peace, respect, justice, harmony, and human rights, far from enmity, and distinctions. Accordingly, it demonstrates its credibility and neutrality.
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.
It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills.
Translations for humanity
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- humanitatCatalan, Valencian
- Menschheit, Humanität, MenschlichkeitGerman
- ανθρωπιά, ανθρώπινη υπόσταση, ανθρωπότηταGreek
- la homaroEsperanto
- inimkond, humaansus, inimlikkus, inimsusEstonian
- humaanisuus, ihmiskunta, ihmisyysFinnish
- benevolenza, umanitàItalian
- 人類, 인간, 人間, 인류Korean
- مرۆڤایهتی, mirovatîKurdish
- cilvēcigums, cilvēce, cilvēcība, humanitāteLatvian
- hunga tāngataMāori
- mensdom, menslievendheid, humaniteit, menselijkheid, mensengeslacht, mensheidDutch
- omenire, benevolență, bunătate, umanitateRomanian
- гуманность, человечество, человечностьRussian
- mänsklighet, medmänsklighetSwedish
- nhân loạiVietnamese
- ubuntu, isintuZulu
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