humanly

[ hyoo-muh n-lee or, often, yoo- ]
/ ˈhyu mən li or, often, ˈyu- /

adverb

in a human manner.
by human means.
within the limits of human knowledge and capability: Is it humanly possible to predict the future?
from or according to the viewpoint of humankind.

Nearby words

  1. humanitarianism,
  2. humanities,
  3. humanity,
  4. humanize,
  5. humankind,
  6. humanoid,
  7. humanzee,
  8. humash,
  9. humayun,
  10. humber

Origin of humanly

First recorded in 1605–15; human + -ly

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British Dictionary definitions for humanly

humanly

/ (ˈhjuːmənlɪ) /

adverb

by human powers or means
in a human or humane manner
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Word Origin and History for humanly

humanly

adv.

c.1500, from human + -ly (2).

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