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hu·man·ist

 (hyo͞o′mə-nĭst)
n.
1. A believer in the principles of humanism.
2. One who is concerned with the interests and welfare of humans.
3.
a. A classical scholar.
b. A student of the humanities.
4. Humanist A Renaissance scholar devoted to Humanism.

hu′man·is′tic adj.
hu′man·is′ti·cal·ly adv.

hu•man•ist

(ˈhyu mə nɪst; often ˈyu-)

n.
1. a person with a strong concern for human welfare, values, and dignity.
2. a person devoted to or versed in the humanities, esp. a classical scholar.
3. a student of human nature or affairs.
4. (sometimes cap.) any of the scholars in the Renaissance who pursued the study of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures, and emphasized secular, individualistic, and critical thought.
5. (often cap.) a person who follows a form of scientific or philosophical humanism.
adj.
6. pertaining to human nature, affairs, or welfare.
7. (sometimes cap.) of or pertaining to the humanities or classical scholarship, esp. that of the Renaissance humanists, or to philosophical or scientific humanism.
[1580–90; < Italian umanista. See human, -ist]
hu`man•is′tic, adj.
hu`man•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.humanist - a classical scholar or student of the liberal arts
classical scholar, classicist - a student of ancient Greek and Latin
man of letters - a man devoted to literary or scholarly activities
philologist, philologue - a humanist specializing in classical scholarship
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student - a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
2.humanist - 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.humanist - of or pertaining to Renaissance humanism; "the humanistic revival of learning"
2.humanist - 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
3.humanist - pertaining to or concerned with the humanities; "humanistic studies"; "a humane education"
4.humanist - 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
Translations
humanista

humanist

[ˈhjuːmənɪst] Nhumanista mf

humanist

[ˈhjuːmənɪst] n (= person) → humaniste mf

humanist

nHumanist(in) m(f)
adjhumanistisch

humanist

[ˈhjuːmənɪst] numanista m/f
References in classic literature ?
He would have been an awkward member of the party; for, though the most appreciative humanist, the most ideal religionist, even the best-versed Christologist of the three, there was alienation in the standing consciousness that his squareness would not fit the round hole that had been prepared for him.
On the way Don Quixote asked the cousin of what sort and character his pursuits, avocations, and studies were, to which he replied that he was by profession a humanist, and that his pursuits and studies were making books for the press, all of great utility and no less entertainment to the nation.
And that great humanist, Abraham Lincoln, said, just before his assassination: "I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country.
Bassett was a scientist first, a humanist afterward.
In Italy, to be sure, the light of the Renaissance had its palpable shadow; in breaking away from the medieval bondage into the unhesitating enjoyment of all pleasure, the humanists too often overleaped all restraints and plunged into wild excess, often into mere sensuality.
One day I would like to write a book about the contributions humanist women have made not only to the humanist movement but to modern civilization.
Humanists Laura Lacole and Eunan O'Kane have been granted legal authority by the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland to have their Humanists UK-accredited humanist celebrant conduct a legal marriage ceremony for them.
McCahill examines both humanist observers and papal patronage to offer a new understanding of Martin and Eugenius' use of power in the context of the burgeoning humanist cultural milieu.
It is heartening, therefore, to see that the marriage bill passing through Parliament now includes a provision for Humanist, nonreligious weddings to be given the same legal status that religious weddings now enjoy.
Only last year, the British Humanist Association's request for Armed Forces' Humanists to be included at the London Cenotaph was denied.
For the first time in its 66-year history, the American Humanist Association has joined forces with a lobbying group - the Secular Coalition for America - and last year launched its own legal center - Appignani - a collection of pro bono lawyers who will keep the American Civil Liberties Union company in taking on church-state separation cases.
In an essay entitled 'A Political Carer' that serves as an interlude in this monograph, Richard Rogers is described as a humanist 'in the sense understood by the Italian Renaissance'.