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    • Join Date: Jul 2007
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    HUmane vs Humanitarian

    I still cannot tell "humane" and "humanitarian" apart, anyone help me to distinguish the two words?

    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    Re: HUmane vs Humanitarian

    Humane = adjective 1 having or showing compassion or benevolence

    It is a humane society that cares for its poor and destitute.

    Humanitarian adjective concerned with or seeking to promote human welfare

    The humanitarian societies have agreed on a policy to assist the indigent.

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