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hu·man·i·tar·i·an

 (hyo͞o-măn′ĭ-târ′ē-ən)
n.
One who is devoted to the promotion of human welfare and the advancement of social reforms.
adj.
1. Showing concern for the welfare of humanity, especially in acting to improve the living conditions of impoverished people.
2. Being a situation in which many human lives are in danger of harm or death: The drought caused a humanitarian crisis.

hu·man′i·tar′i·an·ism n.

humanitarian

(hjuːˌmænɪˈtɛərɪən)
adj
1. having the interests of mankind at heart
2. (Theology) of or relating to ethical or theological humanitarianism
n
3. a philanthropist
4. an adherent of humanitarianism

hu•man•i•tar•i•an

(hyuˌmæn ɪˈtɛər i ən; often yu-)

adj.
1. having concern for or helping to improve the welfare and happiness of people.
2. pertaining to the saving of human lives or to the alleviation of suffering: a humanitarian crisis.
3. pertaining to ethical or theological humanitarianism.
n.
4. a person actively engaged in promoting human welfare and social reforms, as a philanthropist.
5. a person who professes ethical humanitarianism.
[1810–20; humanit (y) + -arian]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.humanitarian - someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms
benefactor, helper - a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
2.humanitarian - an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
Adj.1.humanitarian - 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
2.humanitarian - of or relating to or characteristic of humanitarianism; "humanitarian aid"

humanitarian

adjective
1. compassionate, charitable, humane, benevolent, altruistic, beneficent They will be released as a humanitarian act.
2. charitable, philanthropic, public-spirited a convoy of humanitarian aid from Britain
noun
1. philanthropist, benefactor, Good Samaritan, altruist I like to think of myself as a humanitarian.

humanitarian

adjective
Concerned with human welfare and the alleviation of suffering:
Translations
humanitární
humanitær
humanitaarinen
humanitaran
人道主義の人道主義的な人道主義者
박애의인도적인도주의인도주의자
humanitär
มีมนุษยธรรม
nhân đạo

humanitarian

[hjuːˌmænɪˈtɛərɪən]
A. ADJhumanitario
B. Nhumanitario/a m/f

humanitarian

[hjuːˌmænɪˈtɛəriən] adj [aid] → humanitaire
on humanitarian grounds → pour des raisons humanitaires

humanitarian

nVertreter(in) m(f)des Humanitätsgedankens
adjhumanitär

humanitarian

[hjuːˌmænɪˈtɛərɪən] adjumanitario/a

humanitarian

إِنْسَانِيٌّ humanitární humanitær Menschenrechtler ανθρωπιστικός humanitario humanitaarinen humanitaire humanitaran umanitario 人道主義の 인도주의자 humanitair humanitær humanitarny humanitário гуманный humanitär มีมนุษยธรรม hümanist nhân đạo 人道主义的

humanitarian

adj humanitario
References in classic literature ?
He was especially interested in such humanitarian work, and had recently helped to organize the first Brazilian school for deaf-mutes at Rio de Janeiro.
I believe this horrible system which has been carried on for ages is the direct cause of the loss of all the finer feelings and higher humanitarian instincts among these poor creatures.
He had lived too long a beast to feel strongly the humanitarian impulses that were inherent in him--yet feel them he did, for the girl at least.
Seward, humanitarian and medico-jurist as well as scientist, will deem it a moral duty to deal with me as one to be considered as under exceptional circumstances.
She had truly never thought so far as that, and his lucid picture of possible offspring who would scorn her was one that brought deadly convictions to an honest heart which was humanitarian to its centre.
Not in horror, however, for since my recently acquired knowledge of the Holy Therns I was prepared for anything in this still less accessible heaven, where all was evidently dictated by a single omnipotence; where ages of narrow fanaticism and self-worship had eradicated all the broader humanitarian instincts that the race might once have possessed.
Some men have but felt some little qualm of kindness towards their fellow-men, and the fact has been quite enough to persuade them that they stand alone in the van of enlightenment and that no one has such humanitarian feelings as they.
The transformation from an English gentleman, impelled by the most humanitarian motives, to that of a wild beast crouching in the concealment of a dense bush ready to spring upon its approaching prey, was instantaneous.
The learned professor assumes that while a long-continued war had strengthened rather than weakened the instinct of paternal devotion, it had also dulled other humanitarian instincts, and raised to the first magnitude the law of the survival of the fittest, with the result that when the exodus took place the strong, the intelligent, and the cunning, together with their offspring, crossed the waters of the Channel or the North Sea to the continent, leaving in unhappy England only the helpless inmates of asylums for the feebleminded and insane.
Humanitarian consciousness, however, gained greatly during the period.
He was one of the great humanitarian French freethinkers; and the only thing wrong with them is that they make mercy even colder than justice.
The ex- prisoner could moon about the shady lanes for days together in a delicious and humanitarian idleness.

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