Definition of humanity in English:


Line breaks: hu¦man|ity
Pronunciation: /hjʊˈmanɪti

noun (plural humanities)

[mass noun]
  • 3 (humanities) Learning 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.
    liberal arts, arts, literature; classics, classical studies, classical languages, classical literature; Latin literae humaniores


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

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