HUMANIST

humanist, human-centred, human-centered, humanistic, humanitarian

(adjective) 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”

humanist, humanistic, humane

(adjective) pertaining to or concerned with the humanities; “humanistic studies”; “a humane education”

humanistic, humanist

(adjective) of or pertaining to Renaissance humanism; “the humanistic revival of learning”

humanist, humanistic

(adjective) 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

humanist

(noun) a classical scholar or student of the liberal arts

humanist, humanitarian

(noun) an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

humanist (plural humanists)

A scholar of one of the subjects in the humanities.

A person who believes in the philosophy of humanism.

Synonym: humanitarian (historical)

(historical) In the Renaissance, a scholar of Greek and Roman classics.

Adjective

humanist (not comparable)

Relating to humanism or the humanities.

(relating to humanism): Synonym: humanitarian (historical)

(typography) Of a typeface: resembling classical handwritten monumental Roman letters rather than the 19th-century grotesque typefaces.

Antonyms

• nonhumanist

Source: Wiktionary


Hu"man*ist, n. Etym: [Cf. F. humaniste.]

1. One of the scholars who in the field of literature proper represented the movement of the Renaissance, and early in the 16th century adopted the name Humanist as their distinctive title. Schaff- Herzog.

2. One who purposes the study of the humanities, or polite literature.

3. One versed in knowledge of human nature.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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