humanitarianism

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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.

humanitarianism

(hjuːˌmænɪˈtɛərɪəˌnɪzəm)
n
1. (Philosophy) humanitarian principles
2. (Philosophy) ethics
a. the doctrine that man's duty is to strive to promote the welfare of mankind
b. the doctrine that man can achieve perfection through his own resources
3. (Theology) theol the belief that Jesus Christ was only a mortal man
huˌmaniˈtarianist n

hu•man•i•tar•i•an•ism

(hyuˌmæn ɪˈtɛər i əˌnɪz əm; often yu-)

n.
1. humanitarian principles or practices.
2.
a. the ethical doctrine that humanity's obligations are concerned wholly with the welfare of the human race.
b. the doctrine that humankind may become perfect without divine aid.
[1825–35]
hu•man`i•tar′i•an•ist, n.

humanitarianism

1. Ethics. the doctrine that man’s obligations are concerned wholly with the welfare of the human race.
2. Theology. the doctrine that man may achieve perfection without divine assistanee. — humanitarian, n., adj.
See also: Philosophy
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.humanitarianism - the doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school

humanitarianism

noun charity, philanthropy, benevolence, goodwill, generosity, humanism, beneficence notions of humanitarianism and equality
Translations

humanitarianism

[hjuːˌmænɪˈtɛərɪənɪzəm] Nhumanitarismo m

humanitarianism

[hjuːˌmænɪˈtɛəriənɪzəm] nhumanitarisme m

humanitarianism

nHumanitarismus m; (of individual)humanitäre Gesinnung