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Meaning of HUMANIST

Pronunciation:  'hyoomunist

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a classical scholar or student of the liberal arts
  2. [n]  an advocate of the principles of humanism
  3. [adj]  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"
  4. [adj]  pertaining to or concerned with the humanities; "humanistic studies"; "a humane education"
  5. [adj]  of or pertaining to Renaissance humanism; "the humanistic revival of learning"
  6. [adj]  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 is a 8 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: human-centered, humane, humane, humanistic, humanistic, humanitarian
 See Also: advocate, advocator, classical scholar, classicist, exponent, man of letters, philologist, philologue, proponent, scholar, scholarly person, student



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hu"man*ist\, n. [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

3. One versed in knowledge of human nature.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: academician, bookman, classicist, clerk, colossus of knowledge, esprit fort, freethinker, genius, giant of learning, latitudinarian, learned clerk, learned man, literary man, litterateur, lover of learning, man of learning, man of letters, mastermind, mine of information, philologist, philologue, philomath, philosophe, philosopher, polyhistor, polymath, pundit, savant, scholar, scholastic, schoolman, secular humanist, student, walking encyclopedia