Humane vs Benignant - What's the difference?

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Humane is a related term of benignant.

As adjectives the difference between humane and benignant

is that humane is having or showing concern for the pain or suffering of another; compassionate while benignant is kind; gracious; favorable.




(en adjective)
  • 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


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    (en adjective)
  • Kind; gracious; favorable.
  • * 1749 , Henry Fielding, Tom Jones , Folio Society 1973, p. 417:
  • Here Nature appears in her richest attire, and Art, dressed with the modestest simplicity, attends her benignant mistress.