- all human beings collectively; the human race; humankind.
- the quality or condition of being human; human nature.
- the quality of being humane; kindness; benevolence.
- the humanities,
- the study of classical languages and classical literature.
- the Latin and Greek classics as a field of study.
- literature, philosophy, art, etc., as distinguished from the natural sciences.
- the study of literature, philosophy, art, etc.
Origin of humanity
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Examples from the Web for humanity
Houellebecq shows himself to be perfectly disgusted with humanity.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President
January 9, 2015
While politics tend to migrate toward the poles, humanity—and fiction, at its best—huddles in between.The 2014 Novel of the Year
December 29, 2014
Christmas is unique in that it is a global holiday celebrated all over the world by humanity.A Field General in the War on Christmas
December 24, 2014
Cormac McCarthy once said that a novel can “encompass all the various disciplines and interests of humanity.”The Birth of the Novel
November 27, 2014
“There is a little remnant of humanity in Tywin Lannister,” he says.Charles Dance on Tywin Lannister’s S5 Return, A ‘Game of Thrones’ Movie,’ and Sexy Peter Dinklage
November 18, 2014
Then he ventured into the heat and glare of Broadway where humanity stewed and wilted.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
I was oppressed, grieved, sickened, at the sad presentation of humanity.
The Republic has marched on and on, and its step has exalted freedom and humanity.
Here muster, not the forces of party, but the forces of humanity.
Humanity hungers for international peace, and we crave it with all mankind.
- the human race
- the quality of being human
- kindness or mercy
- the humanities (plural) the study of literature, philosophy, and the arts
- the study of Ancient Greek and Roman language, literature, etc
Word Origin and History for humanity
late 14c., "kindness, graciousness," from Old French humanité, umanité "human nature; humankind, life on earth; pity," from Latin humanitatem (nominative humanitas) "human nature; philanthropy, kindness; good breeding, refinement; the human race, mankind," from humanus (see human). Sense of "human nature, human form" is c.1400; that of "human race" first recorded mid-15c.