Of or regarding man; individual. See individual, a.
Profane; secular. See human being, a., 2.
Having the thoughts and inclinations appropriate to man; having pain, compassion, and a disposition to deal with various other human beings together with lower pets with kindness; sort; benevolent.
maintaining humanize or refine: placed on the elegant or polite limbs of literature, especially philology, rhetoric, poetry, therefore the study regarding the ancient classics. See humanity, 5.
Synonyms Humane, Merciful; tender, tender-hearted, kind-hearted, compassionate, sympathetic. Humane is different from ordinary usage of merciful because it conveys active endeavors to find and relieve suffering, and especially to stop it, while merciful expresses the personality to spare one the suffering which can be inflicted. The nice Samaritan ended up being humane; Shylock needs to have been merciful; the Royal Humane Society; a merciful judge.