1. [syn: humanist, humanistic, humane]
2. marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering;
3. showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Humane \Hu*mane"\, a. [L. humanus: cf. F. humain. See Human.]
1. Pertaining to man; human. [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor.
2. Having the feelings and inclinations creditable to man;
having a disposition to treat other human beings or
animals with kindness; kind; benevolent.
Of an exceeding courteous and humane inclination.
3. Humanizing; exalting; tending to refine.
Syn: Kind; sympathizing; benevolent; mild; compassionate;
gentle; tender; merciful. -- Hu*mane"ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: pertaining to or concerned with the humanities;
"humanistic studies"; "a humane education" [syn:
humanist, humanistic, humane]
2: marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of
suffering [ant: inhumane]
3: showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
56 Moby Thesaurus words for "humane":
Christian, Christlike, Christly, accepting, affectionate,
altruistic, benevolent, benign, benignant, bleeding, brotherly,
charitable, chickenhearted, clement, commiserative, compassionate,
condolent, decent, easy, easygoing, eleemosynary, forbearant,
forbearing, forgiving, fraternal, gentle, good, gracious, human,
humanitarian, kind, kindhearted, kindly, kindly-disposed, lax,
lenient, loving, melting, merciful, mild, moderate, nice, patient,
philanthropic, pitying, ruthful, soft, softhearted, sympathetic,
sympathizing, tender, tenderhearted, tolerant, understanding, warm,