Definition of humanity in English:


Syllabification: hu·man·i·ty
Pronunciation: /(h)yo͞oˈmanitē

noun (plural humanities)

  • 3 (humanities) Learning or literature concerned with human culture, especially literature, history, art, music, and philosophy.
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    • She was a warm person, I found out she was into arts, music, literature and humanities.
    • What value is the humanities to natural history, or natural history to the humanities?
    • My initial objective of law as well as my interests at the time led me to a curriculum that was heavily weighted in the humanities especially history.
    arts, liberal arts, literature, philosophy; classics, classical studies, classical literature


Middle English: from Old French humanite, from Latin humanitas, from humanus (see human).

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