As a noun humanitarianism
is humanitarian philosophy or practice.
As an adjective humane is
having or showing concern for the pain or suffering of another; compassionate.
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Having or showing concern for the pain or suffering of another; compassionate.
- It is no longer considered humane to perform vivisection on research animals.
Pertaining to branches of learning concerned with human affairs or the humanities, especially classical literature or rhetoric.
- As methods of execution go, beheading is more humane than drawing and quartering.
- 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.
* inhuman, inhumane