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noun as in human race

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noun as in benevolence

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Around the world, pollution from tiny particles like those from wildfire smoke remains one of the largest health threats to humanity.

From Vox

In the 1990s, many were swept up by the dream of the Internet weaving humanity into a single community.

From Fortune

Of all the errors in judgment that humanity is prone to, overconfidence may be the most damaging.

From Quartz

We have honestly made enough clothing to last humanity for generations.

From Fortune

I think also people fundamentally don’t understand that under-resourced communities, just because one family or one household might be under-resourced, that doesn’t mean that they completely forget their own sense of humanity for their neighbor.

From Eater

Houellebecq shows himself to be perfectly disgusted with humanity.

While politics tend to migrate toward the poles, humanity—and fiction, at its best—huddles in between.

Christmas is unique in that it is a global holiday celebrated all over the world by humanity.


Liberals either boast or comfort themselves that their own beliefs push humanity forward.

Just corporeal enough to attest humanity, yet sufficiently transparent to let the celestial origin shine through.

Even if poverty were gone, the flail could still beat hard enough upon the grain and chaff of humanity.

It loses all its value just as soon as there is enough of it to satisfy, and over-satisfy the wants of humanity.

Humanity must bench with justice; or punishment itself becomes crime, and degenerates into revenge.

In the tear-stained story of humanity there has never been aught to surpass the thrilling record of Cawnpore.


On this page you'll find 55 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to humanity, such as: humankind, mankind, society, humanness, people, and homo sapiens.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.