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humanity

noun 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 (BEING HUMAN)

C2 [U] the condition of being human: There is a sense of common humanity that unites people 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.
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