humanity [hyoo- man-i-tee , yoo-] or, often SYNONYMS | WORD ORIGIN noun, plural hu·man·i·ties. 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 1350–1400; Middle English humanite
-ity Related forms an·ti·hu·man·i·ty, noun, plural an·ti·hu·man·i·ties. o·ver·hu·man·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-humanity noun plural -ties 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
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Word Origin and History for anti-humanity n.
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.
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