(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
The family of man
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.
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.
(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 .
(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.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The human race: earth, flesh, Homo sapiens, humankind, man, mankind, universe, world. See CULTURE.

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