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mankind Syllabification: man·kind

Definition of mankind in English:


1ˌmanˈkīnd Human beings considered collectively; the human race: research for the benefit of all mankind
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  • Arms races have dogged mankind from the dawn of history, and history seems bound to repeat itself.
  • It is often acknowledged that the history of mankind is written by its victors.
  • Had he been listened to, the history of mankind might have been different.
2ˈmanˌkīnd archaic Men, as distinct from women.


On the use of mankind versus that of humankind or the human race, see man (usage).

Words that rhyme with mankind

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