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, 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"


  1. humanitarian(Noun)

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

    Etymology: Coined around 1820, from .

  2. humanitarian(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: Coined around 1820, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Humanitarian(adj)

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

    Etymology: [From Humanity.]

  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

    Etymology: [From Humanity.]

  3. Humanitarian(adj)

    benevolent; philanthropic

    Etymology: [From Humanity.]

  4. Humanitarian(noun)

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

    Etymology: [From Humanity.]

  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

    Etymology: [From Humanity.]

  6. Humanitarian(noun)

    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. An ICRC spokeswoman:

    Trust by all actors is essential to protect its staff and enable its humanitarian action for those most in need.

  2. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    The question came up of how to solve the humanitarian situation in Gaza without strengthening Hamas, these things are clear - one, how do we maintain security, and two, how to prevent a wider escalation - if this is at all possible.

  3. 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.

  4. Romain Nadal:

    It (France) condemns the violations of the cessation of hostilities for which the regime is responsible and the restraints placed on the work of humanitarian organizations.

  5. Jagat Basnet:

    These are poor, illiterate people who have been ruled by land owners for generations, they have been tilling the land for generations, yet they have no security, no status, no recognition. It is a moral, ethical and humanitarian issue.

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