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English adjective: humane

1. humane pertaining to or concerned with the humanities


SamplesHumanistic studies.
A humane education.


Synonymshumanist, humanistic

2. humane marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering


Similarchild-centered, human-centered, human-centred, humanist, humanistic, humanitarian


See alsocivilised, civilized, compassionate, human, merciful


Attributehumaneness


Antonymsinhumane

3. humane showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement


Similarcivilised, civilized


Antonymsnoncivilised, noncivilized









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