humanity

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
The family of man
Nouns
1. humanity, human race, human species, Homo sapiens, naked ape, humankind, ship of fools; mankind, man, womankind; human nature, mortality, flesh [and blood], feet of clay, quintessence of dust; generation; every man jack, every mother's son, lords of creation.
2. (study of humanity) anthropology, anthropography, ethnography, ethnology, sociology, praxeology; acculturation; biculturalism, pluralism, nativism.
3. human [being]; person, individual, creature, fellow creature, mensch, gentleperson; mortal; Type A or B; somebody, one; [living] soul; earth-ling; party; male, man; female, woman; Tom, Dick, and Harry; a man and a brother.
4. people; persons, folk, nation; public, society, world, [world] community, global village, general public, nationality, state, realm, commonweal[th], republic, body politic, population, populace; rainbow coalition.
5.
a. [Negroid, Caucasian, or Mongoloid] race; anthropoid, homonid, homonoid, cave man, troglodyte; Cro-Magnon man, Heidelberg man, Javaman, Neanderthal man, Peking man, Piltdown man.
b. African American, Afro-American, black, Negro, person of color, colored [person or folk]. Slang, brother, sister; mahogany, brown-skin, lemon, yeller; (offensive:)Afro-Saxon, black bean, blackamoor, blackout, blood, blue[skin], boy, buck, chalker, chocolate drop, coon, darky, dewbaby, dinge, dinkebony, Ethiopian, frosty, geechee, jig[aboo], Jim Crow, juba, jungle bunny, kaffir, negative, nigger, oreo, pickaninny, sambo, shade, shadow, shine, skillet, smoke, spade, spook, Uncle Tom, velcro head, zulu.
c. Caucasian, white, haole. Slang, paleface; (offensive:) anglo, blanco, buckra, [Mister]Charlie, cracker, face, frosty, gray boy, gray, hay-eater, hinkty, honky, junk, keltch, Ku Kluxer, lilywhite, long knife, marshmallow, monkey, ofay, paddy, peckerwood, pinkie, red-neck, shitkicker, snake, the man, WASP, white meat, whitey.
d. Asian, Oriental. Slang, offensive, slant, slope, buddhahead, gink; chink, dink, gook, paddy, riceman; jap, jeep, nip.
e. Native American, [American] Indian. Slang, offensive, redskin, breed, buck, injun.
Adjectives — human; android, anthropoid; ethnic, racial; mortal, personal, individual; national, civil, communal, public, social; cosmopolitan, universal; ethnocentric.
Phrases — the best of men are but men at best; man is the measure of all things; black is beautiful; one half of the world does not know how the other half lives; pro bono publico (for the public good); every Jack has his Jill.
Quotations — The terrorist and the policeman both come from the same basket ( Joseph Conrad), Man is the measure of all things (Protagoras), Nothing is more wonderful than man (Sophocles), What a piece of work is a man! (Shakespeare), O brave new world that has such people in't (Shakespeare), Man is only a reed, the weakest thing in nature; but he is a thinking reed (Pascal), The proper study of mankind is man (Alexander Pope), Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to (Mark Twain), Man is a useless passion (Jean-Paul Sartre), No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main (John Donne), Society is based on the assumption that everyone is alike and no one is alive (Hugh Kingsmill), All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players (Shakespeare).
Antonyms, see animal.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The human race]
Syn. man, mankind, men; see man 1 .
2. [An ideal of human behavior]
Syn. tolerance, sympathy, understanding; see kindness 1 , virtue 1 , 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. human race mankind, humankind, men and women, people, the masses, society, man.
2. compassion kindness, goodness, sympathy, benevolence, mercy, magnanimity, goodwill, brotherly love.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The human race: earth, flesh, Homo sapiens, humankind, man, mankind, universe, world. See CULTURE.

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