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humankind Syllabification: hu·man·kind
Pronunciation: /ˌ(h)yo͞omənˈkīnd/

Definition of humankind in English:


Human beings considered collectively (used as a neutral alternative to “mankind”): the origin of humankind
More example sentences
  • It should have made us all proud to be of such brotherhood of humankind.
  • Trees with unsafe limbs can be pruned or pollarded at the correct time of year to extend their life and keep their benefit for humankind.
  • Neanderthal man bore enough similarities to modern man to have once been thought to be the species humankind evolved from.


See man (usage).

Words that rhyme with humankind

affined, behind, bind, blind, find, hind, interwind, kind, mankind, mind, nonaligned, resigned, rind, unaligned, unassigned, unconfined, undefined, undersigned, undesigned, unlined, unrefined, unsigned, wynd
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