What does humanist mean?

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ˈhyu mə nɪst; often ˈyu-hu·man·ist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. humanist(noun)

    a classical scholar or student of the liberal arts

  2. humanist, humanitarian(adj)

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

  3. humanistic, humanist(adj)

    of or pertaining to Renaissance humanism

    "the humanistic revival of learning"

  4. humanist, humanistic(adj)

    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, humane(adj)

    pertaining to or concerned with the humanities

    "humanistic studies"; "a humane education"

  6. 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"


  1. Humanist(n.)

    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.

    Etymology: [Cf. F. humaniste.]


  1. humanist(Noun)

    In the Renaissance, a scholar of Greek and Roman classics

  2. humanist(Noun)

    a scholar of one of the subjects in the humanities

  3. humanist(Noun)

    a person who believes in the philosophy of humanism

  4. humanist(Adjective)

    relating to humanism or the humanities

  5. humanist(Adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Humanist(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. humaniste.]

  2. Humanist(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. humaniste.]

  3. Humanist(noun)

    one versed in knowledge of human nature

    Etymology: [Cf. F. humaniste.]


  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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  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. Congressman Antenor Duran:

    This initiative, as well as paying tribute to him seeks to ensure future generations know who this great Colombian, humanist, literary man and democrat was.

  2. Carmen Melendez:

    This is an isolated incident that does not represent the behavior of the new, humanist police.

  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. Chris Cuomo:

    Fundamentally, my father was a humanist, he was very concerned with how people were treated.

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