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One who is devoted to the promotion of human welfare and the advancement of social reforms.
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.
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1. having the interests of mankind at heart
2. (Theology) of or relating to ethical or theological humanitarianism
3. a philanthropist
4. an adherent of humanitarianism
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hu•man•i•tar•i•an(hyuˌmæn ɪˈtɛər i ən; often yu-)
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.
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|Noun||1.||humanitarian - someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms|
|2.||humanitarian - an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans|
|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"|
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1. compassionate, charitable, humane, benevolent, altruistic, beneficent They will be released as a humanitarian act.
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A. ADJ → humanitario
B. N → humanitario/a m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
humanitarian[hjuːˌmænɪˈtɛəriən] adj [aid] → humanitaire
on humanitarian grounds → pour des raisons humanitaires
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
humanitarian[hjuːˌmænɪˈtɛərɪən] adj → umanitario/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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
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