noun, plural hu·man·i·ties.
- 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.
- humanistic psychology,
Origin of humanity
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|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
While politics tend to migrate toward the poles, humanity—and fiction, at its best—huddles in between.
Christmas is unique in that it is a global holiday celebrated all over the world by humanity.
Cormac McCarthy once said that a novel can “encompass all the various disciplines and interests of humanity.”
“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|Marlow Stern|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But in the fifteenth century God and Humanity were both hard of hearing.The Story of Joan of Arc|M. M. Mangasarian
Can it have so much turmoil and restlessness, and not be allied to humanity?
It was the aching, loving heart of humanity for which he wept, that needed God so awfully, and could not yet trust in him.The Seaboard Parish, Complete|George MacDonald
Thus do they lower the divinity to humanity instead of lifting up humanity to the divinity.The Mormon Puzzle, and How to Solve It|R. W. Beers
The laws of mental growth must be observed to make the most of ourselves, and to do the most for humanity and God.Colleges in America|John Marshall Barker
noun plural -ties
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.