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.

  2. humanitarianadjective

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

  3. Etymology: Coined around 1820, from.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Humanitarianadjective

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

  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

  3. Humanitarianadjective

    benevolent; philanthropic

  4. Humanitariannoun

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

  5. Humanitariannoun

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

  6. Humanitariannoun

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

  7. 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. 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.

  2. Texas Gov. Abbott:

    If the mayor wants a solution to this crisis, she should call on President Biden to take immediate action to secure the border — something he has failed to do. The true ongoing humanitarian crisis is along our southern border.

  3. Alice Wairimu Nderitu:

    These include extra-judicial killings, sexual violence, looting of property, mass executions and impeded humanitarian access.

  4. Iryna Vereshchuk:

    The city of Mariupol was subjected to shelling and aerial bombardment all day long, the humanitarian cargo remained blocked in the city of Berdyansk halfway to the occupied city.

  5. Alexandre Polack:

    Humanitarian response should be as local as possible, but we also need to make sure the necessary capacity and accountability are there.

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    lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
    • A. contempt
    • B. muddle
    • C. helm
    • D. ditch

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