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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



3. humane showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement

Similarcivilised, civilized

Antonymsnoncivilised, noncivilized

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