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
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
Origin: [From Humanity.]
Humanitarian is a 1999 album by Jimmy Cliff.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hū-man′i-tā′ri-an, n. one who denies Christ's divinity, and holds Him to be a mere man: a philanthropist.—adj. of or belonging to humanity, benevolent.—n. Humanitā′rianism.
The numerical value of humanitarian in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of humanitarian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The humanitarian situation in the northeast is particularly worrying. We are working with partners on the ground to scale up humanitarian operations.
This kidnapping confirms the fragile security situation in which the various humanitarian organizations work and whose victims are the local population, i call for the liberation of these humanitarian workers.
This humanitarian truce now must transform into a permanent ceasefire and all violence must end no matter where it is ... in this spirit, I ask all parties to renew their commitment to this humanitarian truce for another five days.
This is a country, unlike many crisis countries, where there really is potential for people to pick up and continue with their lives, the humanitarian situation could be addressed very quickly if we had a sustainable peace. But right now we need that humanitarian assistance.
Over 4 million Syrians are now registered refugees in other countries, over half of those are children. As 2015 draws to a close, protection and humanitarian aid in Syria have reached a record high, and in the absence of a viable peace, the situation is expected to deteriorate and require even more sustained humanitarian support in the coming year.
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- humanitària, humanitariCatalan, Valencian
- humanitariste, humaniste, humanitaireFrench
- 人道主義的, 人道主義者Japanese
- 인도적, 인도주의, 박애의Korean
- гуманный, гуманитарный, гуманистка, гуманистRussian
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