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Definition of "humanity" []

  • Humans considered as a group; the human race. (noun)
  • The condition or quality of being human. (noun)
  • The quality of being humane; benevolence. (noun)
  • A humane characteristic, attribute, or act. (noun)
  • The languages and literatures of ancient Greece and Rome; the classics. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "humanity" in a sentence
  • "So really, the argument is whether one form of greed (profit motive) is better or worse than another form of greed (lust for power), both of which have been rampant forces of evil in humanity from the first moment one of our evolutionary ancestors figured out how to make a stone knife."
  • "My faith in humanity is restored -- at least temporarily."
  • "Seeing the good in humanity is a bit like good star gazing."