Definition of “humanity” - English Dictionary

“humanity” in British English

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humanitynoun

uk /hjuːˈmæn.ə.ti/ us /hjuːˈmæn.ə.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)

“humanity” in American English

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humanitynoun [ U ]

us /hjuˈmæn·ɪ·t̬i/

humanity noun [ U ] (PEOPLE)

all people in the world as a whole, or the qualities characteristic of people:

The former general 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)