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Humanist vs. Humanitarian

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  • Humanist (noun)

    A scholar of one of the subjects in the humanities

  • Humanist (noun)

    A person who believes in the philosophy of humanism

  • Humanist (noun)

    In the Renaissance, a scholar of Greek and Roman classics

  • Humanist (adjective)

    Relating to humanism or the humanities.

  • Humanist (adjective)

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

  • Humanitarian (adjective)

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

  • Humanitarian (noun)

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

Wiktionary
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Oxford Dictionary
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  • 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.

  • Humanist (noun)

    One who pursues the study of the humanities, or polite literature.

  • Humanist (noun)

    One versed in knowledge of human nature.

  • Humanist (noun)

    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.

  • Humanitarian (adjective)

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

  • Humanitarian (adjective)

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

  • Humanitarian (adjective)

    Benevolent; philanthropic.

  • Humanitarian (noun)

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

  • Humanitarian (noun)

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

  • Humanitarian (noun)

    One who is actively concerned in promoting the welfare of humans and human societies; a philanthropist.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Humanist (noun)

    a classical scholar or student of the liberal arts

  • Humanist (noun)

    an advocate of the principles of humanism

  • Humanist (adjective)

    of or pertaining to Renaissance humanism;

    "the humanistic revival of learning"

  • Humanist (adjective)

    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"

  • Humanist (adjective)

    pertaining to or concerned with the humanities;

    "humanistic studies"

    "a humane education"

  • Humanist (adjective)

    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"

  • Humanitarian (noun)

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

  • Humanitarian (adjective)

    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"

  • Humanitarian (adjective)

    of or relating to or characteristic of humanitarianism;

    "humanitarian aid"

Princeton's WordNet
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