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human
  • n  any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
  • a  characteristic of humanity
    human nature
  • a  relating to a person
    the experiment was conducted on 6 monkeys and 2 human subjects
  • a  having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings
    human beings
    the human body
    human kindness
    human frailty
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human-centered
  • s  marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare
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human-centred
  • s  marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare
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humane
  • a  pertaining to or concerned with the humanities
    a humane education
  • a  marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering
  • s  showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement
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humanist
  • n  a classical scholar or student of the liberal arts
  • n  an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans
  • a  of or pertaining to Renaissance humanism
    the humanistic revival of learning
  • a  of or pertaining to a philosophy asserting human dignity and man's capacity for fulfillment through reason and scientific method and often rejecting religion
    the humanist belief in continuous emergent evolution"- Wendell Thomas
  • a  pertaining to or concerned with the humanities
    humanistic studies
  • s  marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare
    respect and humanistic regard for all members of our species
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humanistic
  • a  of or pertaining to a philosophy asserting human dignity and man's capacity for fulfillment through reason and scientific method and often rejecting religion
  • a  of or pertaining to Renaissance humanism
    the humanistic revival of learning
  • a  pertaining to or concerned with the humanities
    humanistic studies
  • s  marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare
    respect and humanistic regard for all members of our species
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humanitarian
  • n  someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms
  • n  an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans
  • s  marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare
    released the prisoner for humanitarian reasons
  • a  of or relating to or characteristic of humanitarianism
    humanitarian aid
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humanlike
  • s  suggesting human characteristics for animals or inanimate things
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humble
  • v  cause to be unpretentious
    This experience will humble him
  • v  cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
  • s  low or inferior in station or quality
    a humble cottage
  • a  marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful
    a humble apology
    essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions"- B.K.Malinowski
  • s  used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
  • s  of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)
    of humble (or lowly) birth
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humbled
  • v  cause to be unpretentious
  • v  cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
  • s  subdued or brought low in condition or status
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humbling
  • v  cause to be unpretentious
  • v  cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
  • s  causing awareness of your shortcomings
    golf is a humbling game
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humdrum
  • n  the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of variety
    he was sick of the humdrum of his fellow prisoners
  • s  not challenging; dull and lacking excitement
  • s  tediously repetitious or lacking in variety; all work and no play"
    a humdrum existence
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humic
  • a  of or relating to or derived from humus
    humic acid
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humid
  • s  containing or characterized by a great deal of water vapor
    humid air
    humid weather
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humified
  • a  converted to humus
    humified soil
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humiliated
  • v  cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
    He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss
  • s  subdued or brought low in condition or status
  • s  made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride
    humiliated that his wife had to go out to work
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humiliating
  • v  cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
  • s  causing awareness of your shortcomings
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