HyperDic: humanitarian

English > 4 senses of the word humanitarian:
ADJECTIVEallhumanitarian, human-centered, human-centred, humanist, humanisticmarked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare
perthumanitarianof or relating to or characteristic of humanitarianism
NOUNperson humanitarian, do-gooder, improversomeone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms
person humanitarian, humanistan advocate of the principles of humanism
humanitarian > pronunciation
Soundshhyuw.mae.nahteh'riyahn; yuw.mae.nahteh'riyahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > humanitarian: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmarked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare.
Example "released the prisoner for humanitarian reasons"
Synonymshuman-centered, human-centred, humanist, humanistic
Broaderhumanemarked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering
Spanishhumanista, humanístico, humanitario, humano, solidario
Catalanhumà, humanitari
English > humanitarian: 4 senses > adjective 2, pert
MeaningOf or relating to or characteristic of humanitarianism.
Example"humanitarian aid"
Spanishhumanitario
Nounshumanitarianismthe doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare
humanitythe quality of being humane
English > humanitarian: 4 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms.
Synonymsdo-gooder, improver
Broaderbenefactor, helperA person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
Spanishhumanitario
Catalanhumanitari
English > humanitarian: 4 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningAn advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans.
Synonymhumanist
Broaderadvocate, advocator, proponent, exponentA person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
Spanishhumanista, humanitario
Nounshumanitarianismthe doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare

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