noun (plural humanities)[mass noun]
- 1Human beings collectively: appalling crimes against humanityMore example sentences
- If the tape is as described, this seems a clear case of a crime against humanity.
- She has charged the former general with crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war.
- Those charges were expected to include war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity.
- 1.1The state of being human: our differences matter but our common humanity matters moreMore example sentences
- One of the historian's tasks, in contrast, is to honour the individuality and humanity of people in the past.
- Apart from anything else, it was felt to be a way of sharing a common humanity.
- Bishop Spong believes the one thing all people of all races and all religions have in common, is humanity.
- 2The quality of being humane; benevolence: he praised them for their standards of humanity and careMore example sentences
- Hale was remarkable for his scholarship and for his personal qualities of integrity and humanity.
- It's a good story, told with humor, humanity, and compassion.
- Their lack of humanity, of compassion, of love, mars their very existence.
- 3 (humanities) Learning concerned with human culture, especially literature, history, art, music, and philosophy.More example sentences
- 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.
Middle English: from Old French humanite, from Latin humanitas, from humanus (see human).