1. humankind

noun. ['ˈhjuːmənˌkaɪnd'] all of the living human inhabitants of the earth.


  • mankind
  • grouping
  • man
  • humans
  • human race
  • people
  • world
  • human beings
  • human
  • human being
  • humanity
  • homo


  • female
  • juvenile
  • woman
  • draftee


  • -kind (English)
  • -kinde (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • human (English)
  • humain (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Rhymes with Humankind

  • colorblind
  • mastermind
  • nevermind
  • velobind
  • wunderkind

Sentences with humankind

1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
People need forgiveness because sin separates humankind from God.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The water symbolizes being purified after being born into the sin of humankind.

3. Personal pronoun
Plants are undoubtedly humankind's favorite living things outside the animal kingdom.

Quotes about humankind

1. Some might complain that nuclear disarmament is little more than a dream. But that ignores the very tangible benefits disarmament would bring for all humankind. Its success would strengthen international peace and security. It would free up vast and much-needed resources for social and economic development. It would advance the rule of law.
- Ban Ki-moon

2. When I say it's you I like, I'm talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.
- Fred Rogers

3. Why is there ever this perverse cruelty in humankind, that makes us hurt most those we love best?
- Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Chosen