Definitions for humanitarianhyuˌmæn ɪˈtɛər i ən; often yu-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
hu•man•i•tar•i•anhyuˌmæn ɪˈtɛər i ən; often yu-(adj.)
having concern for or helping to improve the welfare and happiness of people.
pertaining to the saving of human lives or to the alleviation of suffering:
a humanitarian crisis.
Category: Common Vocabulary
pertaining to ethical or theological humanitarianism.
(n.)a person actively engaged in promoting human welfare and social reforms, as a philanthropist.
a person who professes ethical humanitarianism.
Origin of humanitarian:
1810–20; humanit (y ) + -arian
humanitarian, do-gooder, improver(noun)
someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms
an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans
human-centered, human-centred, humanist, humanistic, humanitarian(adj)
marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare
"a humane physician"; "released the prisoner for humanitarian reasons"; "respect and humanistic regard for all members of our species"
of or relating to or characteristic of humanitarianism
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
humanitarian(adjective)ˌmæn ɪˈtɛər i ən; often yu-
concerned with improving living conditions for people in bad situations
humanitarian aid agencies
A person with such concerns; a philanthropist or do-gooder.
Concerned with people's welfare, and the alleviation of suffering; humane or compassionate.
Origin: Coined around 1820, from .
pertaining to humanitarians, or to humanitarianism; as, a humanitarian view of Christ's nature
content with right affections and actions toward man; ethical, as distinguished from religious; believing in the perfectibility of man's nature without supernatural aid
one who denies the divinity of Christ, and believes him to have been merely human
one who limits the sphere of duties to human relations and affections, to the exclusion or disparagement of the religious or spiritual
one who is actively concerned in promoting the welfare of his kind; a philanthropist
Humanitarian is a 1999 album by Jimmy Cliff.
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