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
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The Scotch landlord meant well, we may be sure, and a very small pinch of humour, or even mere ordinary humanity, as distinct from humanitarianism, would have taken in the situation.
It was difficult to realize that they had gone; down through ages of darkness, cruelty, and ignorance, until their hereditary instincts of culture and humanitarianism had risen ascendant once more in the final composite race which now is dominant upon Mars.
On the social side this should be evident; the Victorian social humanitarianism is merely the developed form of the eighteenth century romantic democratic impulse.
He knew neither fear nor mercy, except upon rare occasions when some strange, inexplicable force stayed his hand--a force inexplicable to him, perhaps, because of his ignorance of his own origin and of all the forces of humanitarianism and civilization that were his rightful heritage because of that origin.
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His heart swelled with that dull, collective love which we must call humanitarianism, the eldest son of deceased philanthropy, and which is to the divine catholic charity what system is to art, or reasoning to deed.
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