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.)

  1. having concern for or helping to improve the welfare and happiness of people.

  2. pertaining to the saving of human lives or to the alleviation of suffering:

    a humanitarian crisis.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. pertaining to ethical or theological humanitarianism.

    Category: Philosphy

  4. (n.)a person actively engaged in promoting human welfare and social reforms, as a philanthropist.

  5. a person who professes ethical humanitarianism.

    Category: Philosphy

Origin of humanitarian:

1810–20; humanit (y ) + -arian

Princeton's WordNet

  1. humanitarian, do-gooder, improver(noun)

    someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms

  2. humanist, humanitarian(adj)

    an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans

  3. 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"

  4. humanitarian(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of humanitarianism

    "humanitarian aid"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. humanitarian(adjective)ˌmæn ɪˈtɛər i ən; often yu-

    concerned with improving living conditions for people in bad situations

    humanitarian aid agencies

Wiktionary

  1. humanitarian(Noun)

    A person with such concerns; a philanthropist or do-gooder.

  2. humanitarian(Adjective)

    Concerned with people's welfare, and the alleviation of suffering; humane or compassionate.

  3. Origin: Coined around 1820, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Humanitarian(adj)

    pertaining to humanitarians, or to humanitarianism; as, a humanitarian view of Christ's nature

  2. Humanitarian(adj)

    content with right affections and actions toward man; ethical, as distinguished from religious; believing in the perfectibility of man's nature without supernatural aid

  3. Humanitarian(adj)

    benevolent; philanthropic

  4. Humanitarian(noun)

    one who denies the divinity of Christ, and believes him to have been merely human

  5. Humanitarian(noun)

    one who limits the sphere of duties to human relations and affections, to the exclusion or disparagement of the religious or spiritual

  6. Humanitarian(noun)

    one who is actively concerned in promoting the welfare of his kind; a philanthropist

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  1. Humanitarian

    Humanitarian is a 1999 album by Jimmy Cliff.

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