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.

Primary Meanings of humanity

all of the living human inhabitants of the earth
the quality of being humane
Full Definitions of humanity

n all of the living human inhabitants of the earth

human beings, human race, humankind, humans, man, mankind, world
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

n the quality of being human

humanness, manhood
Type of:
an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

n the quality of being humane

Type of:
the quality of compassion or consideration for others (people or animals)

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