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Related to humanist: secular humanist
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.
hu•man•ist(ˈhyu mə nɪst; often ˈyu-)
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.
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|Noun||1.||humanist - a classical scholar or student of the liberal arts|
man of letters - a man devoted to literary or scholarly activities
|2.||humanist - an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans|
|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