Humanitarian vs Humane - What's the difference?

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Humanitarian is a related term of humane.


As adjectives the difference between humanitarian and humane

is that humanitarian is concerned with people's welfare, and the alleviation of suffering; humane or compassionate while humane is having or showing concern for the pain or suffering of another; compassionate.

As a noun humanitarian

is a person with such concerns; a philanthropist or do-gooder.

humanitarian

English

(wikipedia)

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • Concerned with people's welfare, and the alleviation of suffering; humane or compassionate.
  • Noun

    (en-noun)
  • A person with such concerns; a philanthropist or do-gooder.
  • Derived terms

    * humanitarianism

    humane

    English

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Having or showing concern for the pain or suffering of another; compassionate.
  • It is no longer considered humane to perform vivisection on research animals.
    As methods of execution go, beheading is more humane than drawing and quartering.
  • Pertaining to branches of learning concerned with human affairs or the humanities, especially classical literature or rhetoric.
  • *, II.3.7:
  • many divine precepts to counterpoise our hearts, special antidotes both in scriptures and humane authors, which who so will observe, shall purchase much ease and quietness unto himself.
  • Antonyms

    * inhuman, inhumane

    Derived terms

    * humanely

    References

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