- used to express despair when something terrible or inhumane happens, but frequently used ironically nowadays in frustration at far more minor things.
- 20,000 people died that year. Oh, the humanity!
- We've run out of orange juice! The humanity!
- See also Thesaurus:humankind
Adjectives for Humanity
enslaved; misshapen; outraged; frail; struggling; downtrodden; common; kindred; communal; exalted; suffering; unexpected; active; frank; sturdy; armed; heated; rugged; semi-tropical; multiform; profound; natural; polluted; redeemed; despairing; glorious; rekindled; warm; adorned; consistent; chained.
Verbs for Humanity
claim tor-educate—; —; imitatf portray—; -; contemplate—; contribute to—; enrich—; exhibit—; found on —; regard—; observe—; pity—; prompt by—; relieve—; rely on —; rule—; stir—; uplift—; —inclines; — mitigates; —restrains.
Adam, Hominidae, Homo sapiens, acceptance, affectionateness, beneficence, benevolence, benignancy, benignity, brotherhood, charitableness, clay, clemency, clementness, commiseration, community, compassion, condolence, consideration, easiness, easygoingness, fallen humanity, favor, feeling, feeling of kinship, fellow feeling, flesh, forbearance, forbearing, forgiveness, frailty, fraternal feeling, generation of man, generosity, gentleness, genus Homo, goodness, goodness of heart, grace, graciousness, heart of gold, helpfulness, hominid, homo, human equation, human family, human frailty, human nature, human race, human species, human weakness, humaneness, humankind, humanness, kindheartedness, kindliness, kindly disposition, kindness, laxness, le genre humain, lenience, leniency, lenientness, lenity, loving kindness, magnanimity, man, mankind, mercifulness, mercy, mildness, mitigation, moderateness, mortal flesh, mortality, mortals, niceness, pardon, pathos, patience, people, pity, quarter, race of man, relief, reprieve, ruth, self-pity, sensitivity, society, softheartedness, softness, soul of kindness, sympathy, tenderheartedness, tenderness, the masses, the public, tolerance, understanding, unselfishness, warmheartedness, warmth, warmth of heart, weakness
< Middle English humanitye < Old French humanité < Latin humanitas (“human nature, humanity, also humane conduct”) < humanus (“human, humane”); see human, humane. The interjection was first used ("Oh, the humanity!") by Herbert Morrison reporting on the Hindenburg disaster .
- The translations below need to be checked.