hu·mane /hjuˈmen, ju-/
1. Pertaining to man; human. [Obs.]
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. --Sportswood.
3. Humanizing; exalting; tending to refine.
Syn: -- Kind; sympathizing; benevolent; mild; compassionate; gentle; tender; merciful.
-- Hu*mane*ly, adv. -- Hu*mane*ness, n.
adj 1: pertaining to or concerned with the humanities; "humanistic
studies"; "a humane education" [syn: humanist, humanistic]
2: marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of
suffering [ant: inhumane]
3: showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement