humanity Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “humanity” in the English Dictionary

"humanity" in British English

See all translations

humanitynoun

uk   /hjuːˈmæn.ə.ti/  us   /-t̬i/

humanity noun (PEOPLE)

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

humanity noun (KINDNESS)

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

humanity noun (BEING HUMAN)

C2 [U] the ​condition of being ​human: There is a ​sense of ​common humanity that ​unitespeople of all ​nations.

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)

"humanity" in American English

See all translations

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)
What is the pronunciation of humanity?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More