What does humanist mean?

Definitions for humanist
ˈhyu mə nɪst; often ˈyu-hu·man·ist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. humanistnoun

    a classical scholar or student of the liberal arts

  2. humanist, humanitarianadjective

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

  3. humanistic, humanistadjective

    of or pertaining to Renaissance humanism

    "the humanistic revival of learning"

  4. humanist, humanisticadjective

    of or pertaining to a philosophy asserting human dignity and man's capacity for fulfillment through reason and scientific method and often rejecting religion

    "the humanist belief in continuous emergent evolution"- Wendell Thomas

  5. humanist, humanistic, humaneadjective

    pertaining to or concerned with the humanities

    "humanistic studies"; "a humane education"

  6. human-centered, human-centred, humanist, humanistic, humanitarianadjective

    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"

GCIDE

  1. Humanistnoun

    A person with a strong concern for human welfare, especially one who emphasizes the dignity and worth of individual people, rejecting claims of supernatural influences on humans, and stressing the need for people to achieve improvement of society and self-fulfillment through reason and to develop human-oriented ethical values without theism; an adherent of humanism.

Wiktionary

  1. humanistnoun

    In the Renaissance, a scholar of Greek and Roman classics

  2. humanistnoun

    a scholar of one of the subjects in the humanities

  3. humanistnoun

    a person who believes in the philosophy of humanism

  4. humanistadjective

    relating to humanism or the humanities

  5. humanistadjective

    Resembling classical handwritten monumental Roman letters rather than the 19th-century grotesque typefaces.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Humanistnoun

    A philologer; a grammarian.

    Etymology: humaniste, French.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Humanistnoun

    one of the scholars who in the field of literature proper represented the movement of the Renaissance, and early in the 16th century adopted the name Humanist as their distinctive title

  2. Humanistnoun

    one who purposes the study of the humanities, or polite literature

  3. Humanistnoun

    one versed in knowledge of human nature

  4. Etymology: [Cf. F. humaniste.]

Freebase

  1. Humanist

    Humanist is an international electronic seminar on humanities computing and the digital humanities, in the form of a long-running electronic mailing list and its associated archive. The primary aim of Humanist is to provide a forum for discussion of intellectual, scholarly, pedagogical, and social issues and for exchange of information among members. Humanist is also a publication of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations and the Office for Humanities Communication and an affiliated publication of the American Council of Learned Societies. As of 2008, there are 1650 subscribers.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Humanist

    hū′man-ist, n. a student of polite literature: at the Renaissance, a student of Greek and Roman literature: a student of human nature.—n. Hū′manism, polite learning, literary culture: any system which puts human interests paramount.—adj. Humanist′ic.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Humanist

    one who at the Revival of Letters upheld the claims of classical learning in opposition to the supporters of the scholastic philosophy.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of humanist in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of humanist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of humanist in a Sentence

  1. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    My political views are that I am a realist and humanist.

  2. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    As a humanist, I believe that socialism is the only path to reach the promised land of liberty.

  3. Hugh Hefner:

    I ’m an active humanist, i separated ways from the American feminist movement when they became anti-sexual. I believe embracing sexuality is a part of what it means to be free.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    To be a 'believer' does not make you superior to others; but to be a 'humanist' does make it so!

  5. Janvier Chouteu-Chando:

    A true businessperson should also be a true humanist who understands that he stands to gain the most in a world that is stable for those he deals with, even if they do not fare as well as he does.

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