From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmankindman‧kind /ˌmænˈkaɪnd/ ●●○ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 PERSON/PEOPLEall humans considered as a group syn humankind, man, → womankind 🔊 Since earliest times, mankind has been fascinated by fire. 🔊 one of the most important events in the history of mankindTHESAURUSmankind/humankind people in general. Some people think that the word mankind seems to make women seem unimportant, and prefer to use humankind insteada scientific advance that has benefited mankindHe once said that the invention of television was the ‘greatest single disaster in the history of mankind’. the human race all the people in the world, considered as one groupThe entire human race could be wiped out by nuclear war.The majority of the human race will soon be living in big cities. humanity people in general – used especially when you are talking about caring for people and respecting their rights and their desire for happinessThe General was accused of committing crimes against humanity.They hope to achieve a better future for all humanity.man people in general – use this when you are comparing humans with other living things. Some people prefer not to not use man because they think it makes women seem unimportantJericho is the oldest continuously inhabited city known to man.The chimpanzee is man’s closest relative.