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Humane in early use meant civil, courteous or obliging towards humans and animals. In modern times it is characterized by sympathy with or consideration, compassion and benevolence for others, especially for the suffering or distressed.


Some synonyms to help understand the term humane are: benignant, charitable, gentle, kind, merciful, sympathetic and tender.


Some antonyms to help understand the term inhumane are: appalling, atrocious, brutal, callous, cruel, heartless, merciless and sadistic.

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