1. The human race; man, taken collectively. "The proper study of mankind is man." (Pore)

2. Men, as distinguished from women; the male portion of human race.

3. Human feelings; humanity.

Origin: AS. Mancynn. See Kin kindred, Kind.

Manlike; not womanly; masculine; bold; cruel. "Are women grown so mankind? Must they be wooing?" (Beau. & Fl) "Be not too mankind against your wife." (Chapman)

(01 Mar 1998)

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