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synonyms for humane

  • approachable
  • benevolent
  • considerate
  • cordial
  • democratic
  • forgiving
  • friendly
  • generous
  • gentle
  • gracious
  • humanitarian
  • merciful
  • open-minded
  • sympathetic
  • tolerant
  • unselfish
  • accommodating
  • altruistic
  • amiable
  • benign
  • benignant
  • broad-minded
  • charitable
  • clement
  • forbearing
  • genial
  • good
  • good-natured
  • helpful
  • human
  • indulgent
  • kindhearted
  • kindly
  • lenient
  • liberal
  • magnanimous
  • mild
  • natural
  • obliging
  • philanthropic
  • pitying
  • righteous
  • tender
  • tenderhearted
  • understanding
  • warmhearted
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antonyms for humane

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  • aloof
  • cold
  • cool
  • disagreeable
  • greedy
  • mean
  • merciless
  • selfish
  • unfeeling
  • unfriendly
  • ungiving
  • unkind
  • unsociable
  • cruel
  • fierce
  • inhumane
  • uncivilized
  • uncompassionate
  • unsympathetic
  • violent
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How to use humane in a sentence

She also has taken a new approach to some nonviolent offenses that she said would not only be more humane, but would free resources for fighting violent crimes.
AS TRUMP CALLS FOR LAW AND ORDER, CAN CHICAGO’S TOP PROSECUTOR BEAT THE CHARGE THAT SHE’S SOFT ON CRIME?BY MICK DUMKESEPTEMBER 4, 2020PROPUBLICA
Pandemic prevention aside, the use of this kind of vaccine could also provide more humane control of rabies, because culling bats is currently the go-to method of keeping the disease at bay in South America.
CAN VACCINES FOR WILDLIFE PREVENT HUMAN PANDEMICS?RODRIGO PÉREZ ORTEGAAUGUST 24, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Despite all these efforts, questions remain as to whether biotech can ever dramatically reduce the industry’s emissions or afford humane treatment to captive animals in resource-intensive operations.
BIOTECHNOLOGY COULD CHANGE THE CATTLE INDUSTRY. WILL IT SUCCEED?DYLLAN FURNESSAUGUST 16, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
“I want to see people unify, regardless of differences, to win a humane balance for these otherwise voiceless souls,” said Maitely Weismann, who formed the group.
NO VISITORS LEADING TO DESPAIR AND ISOLATION IN SENIOR CARE HOMESJARED WHITLOCKJULY 28, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
This solution is fair, it’s humane and most important, it will provide all schools with the funds they need to open safely in the fall.
NEW STATE BUDGET WILL DO IRREPARABLE HARM TO SCHOOLSALEC PATTONJUNE 29, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
But the rebels, presumably interpreting his humane suggestion as a sign of weakness, continued to fire on the Spanish troops.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
There were semi-savage native chiefs, and there were others, like Aguinaldo himself, with humane instincts.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
But this is not a humane and civilised nation, and never will be while it accepts Christianity as its religion.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
It was a good and humane action to prevent bloodshed, but the world is not always worthy of good actions.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 17, NO. 101, MARCH, 1866VARIOUS
But would it not be more humane and more charitable to foresee the misery and to prevent the poor from increasing?
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
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WORDS RELATED TO HUMANE

  • Robin Hood
  • all heart
  • benevolent
  • big
  • big-hearted
  • bleeding heart
  • charitable
  • considerate
  • generous
  • good
  • good scout
  • human
  • humane
  • humanitarian
  • kind
  • magnanimous
  • openhanded
  • philanthropic
  • self-sacrificing
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.