English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system
"sympathetic neurons"; "sympathetic stimulation"
expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward
"sympathetic to the students' cause"; "a sympathetic observer"; "a sympathetic gesture"
charitable, benevolent, kindly, sympathetic, good-hearted, openhearted, large-heartedadjective
showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity
"was charitable in his opinions of others"; "kindly criticism"; "a kindly act"; "sympathetic words"; "a large-hearted mentor"
sympathetic, appealing, likeable, likableadjective
(of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings
"the sympathetic characters in the play"
having similar disposition and tastes
"with their many similar tastes, he found her a most sympathetic companion"
relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body
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Speaker Boehner cooking up a scheme to invite the Prime Minister a few weeks before the election in Israel is very harmful to the U.S.-Israel relationship, and particularly harmful to constituents that have traditionally been very, very loyal to Israel but not sympathetic to the policies of the Israeli government.
Laurent Simons is the fastest student we have ever had here, not only is he hyper intelligent but also a very sympathetic boy.
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
It was built in 1929, which is old for Laguna, i mean, it's not falling down, but it's not far from falling down. There's no heating system, there's no air conditioning, half the wiring doesn't work, the plumbing is really bad, there's no insulation, there are multiple broken windows… so I've had to make some quick temporary changes to make sure it's safe for Hudson. But the bones of it are perfect. In fact, I don't want to change that at all. I just want to update the house in a really sympathetic way.
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.
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