What does humanitarian mean?

Definitions for humanitarian
hyuˌmæn ɪˈtɛər i ən; often yu-hu·man·i·tar·i·an

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. humanitarian, do-gooder, improvernoun

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

  2. humanist, humanitarianadjective

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

  3. 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"

  4. humanitarianadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of humanitarianism

    "humanitarian aid"


  1. humanitariannoun

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

    Etymology: Coined around 1820, from .

  2. humanitarianadjective

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

    Etymology: Coined around 1820, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Humanitarianadjective

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

    Etymology: [From Humanity.]

  2. Humanitarianadjective

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

    Etymology: [From Humanity.]

  3. Humanitarianadjective

    benevolent; philanthropic

    Etymology: [From Humanity.]

  4. Humanitariannoun

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

    Etymology: [From Humanity.]

  5. Humanitariannoun

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

    Etymology: [From Humanity.]

  6. Humanitariannoun

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

    Etymology: [From Humanity.]


  1. Humanitarian

    Humanitarian is a 1999 album by Jimmy Cliff.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Humanitarian

    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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of humanitarian in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of humanitarian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of humanitarian in a Sentence

  1. Mitch McConnell:

    A week from Thursday, the Senate Appropriations Committee is going to mark up a bill to deal with crisis at the border, the humanitarian crisis at the border.

  2. Donald Tusk:

    We have to reiterate our call for Turkey to put a permanent end to its military action immediately and to withdraw its forces and respect international humanitarian law.

  3. Raquel Ayora:

    Bombing hospitals is a violation of international humanitarian law.

  4. Yuval Steinitz:

    What's been published until now looks good and even very good. We are always in favor of developing the Palestinian economy, ending the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, ensuring economic prosperity in the Palestinian communities, the entire world wants to help the Palestinians except for the Palestinians themselves.

  5. President Tayyip Erdogan:

    We have no intention of escalating this incident. We are only defending our own security and the rights of our brothers, we will continue our humanitarian efforts on both sides of the (Syrian) border. We are determined to take all necessary measures to prevent a new wave of immigration.

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