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humanity

[hyoo-man-i-tee or, often, yoo-] /hyuˈmæn ɪ ti or, often, yu-/
noun, plural humanities.
1.
all human beings collectively; the human race; humankind.
2.
the quality or condition of being human; human nature.
3.
the quality of being humane; kindness; benevolence.
4.
the humanities.
  1. the study of classical languages and classical literature.
  2. the Latin and Greek classics as a field of study.
  3. literature, philosophy, art, etc., as distinguished from the natural sciences.
  4. the study of literature, philosophy, art, etc.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English humanite < Latin hūmānitās. See human, -ity
Related forms
antihumanity, noun, plural antihumanities.
overhumanity, noun
Synonyms
3. sympathy, tenderness, goodwill.
Antonyms
3. inhumanity, unkindness.
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British Dictionary definitions for anti humanity

humanity

/hjuːˈmænɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the human race
2.
the quality of being human
3.
kindness or mercy
4.
(pl) the humanities, the study of literature, philosophy, and the arts
5.
the study of Ancient Greek and Roman language, literature, etc
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Word Origin and History for anti humanity
humanity
late 14c., from O.Fr. humanité, from L. humanitatem (nom. humanitas) "human nature, humanity," from humanus (see human). Originally in English "kindness, graciousness;" sense of "human race" first recorded mid-15c. Humanities (L. literæ humaniores) were those branches of literature (ancient classics, rhetoric, poetry) which tended to humanize or refine. Humanitarian (1819) originally was "one who affirms the humanity of Christ (but denies His divinity);" first used 1844 in modern sense of "one who advocates or practices human action;" usually disparaging at first, with a suggestion of excess.
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