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Related to humanistic: Humanistic psychology, Humanistic therapy
1. A believer in the principles of humanism.
2. One who is concerned with the interests and welfare of humans.
a. A classical scholar.
b. A student of the humanities.
4. Humanist A Renaissance scholar devoted to Humanism.
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|Adj.||1.||humanistic - 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|
|2.||humanistic - of or pertaining to Renaissance humanism; "the humanistic revival of learning"|
|3.||humanistic - pertaining to or concerned with the humanities; "humanistic studies"; "a humane education"|
|4.||humanistic - 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"|
humane - marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering