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Meaning of “humanity” in the English Dictionary

"humanity" in British English

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humanitynoun

uk   /hjuːˈmæn.ə.ti/  us   /-t̬i/
  • humanity noun (PEOPLE)

C1 [U] people in ​general: The ​massacre was a ​crime against humanity.

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  • humanity noun (KINDNESS)

C2 [U] understanding and ​kindness towards other ​people: If only he would show/​display a little humanity for ​once.
  • humanity noun (SUBJECTS)

(the) humanities [plural] the ​study of ​subjects such as ​literature, ​language, ​history, and philosophy: I've always been more ​interested in the humanities than the sciences.
(Definition of humanity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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humanitynoun [U]

 us   /hjuˈmæn·ɪ·t̬i/
  • humanity noun [U] (PEOPLE)

all ​people in the ​world as a ​whole, or the ​qualitiescharacteristic of ​people: The ​formergeneral was put on ​trial for ​crimes against humanity.
  • humanity noun [U] (KINDNESS)

understanding and ​kindness toward other ​people: He ​showed his humanity by giving ​generously to ​charities.
(Definition of humanity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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