humanity

Humanity is the human race, which includes everyone on Earth. It’s also a word for the qualities that make us human, such as the ability to love and have compassion, be creative, and not be a robot or alien.

The word humanity is from the Latin humanitas for "human nature, kindness.” Humanity includes all the humans, but it can also refer to the kind feelings humans often have for each other. Awww. But when you talk about humanity, you could just be talking about people as a whole. When people do bad things, it tests your faith in humanity. When people ask for money to help feed starving children, they're appealing to your sense of humanity.

Definitions of humanity
  1. noun
    all of the living human inhabitants of the earth
    synonyms: human beings, human race, humankind, humans, man, mankind, world
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    type of:
    group, grouping
    any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
    homo, human, human being, man
    any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
  2. noun
    the quality of being human
    synonyms: humanness, manhood
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    type of:
    quality
    an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
  3. noun
    the quality of being humane
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    humaneness
    the quality of compassion or consideration for others (people or animals)
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