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Noun: humanist  hyoo-mu-nist
  1. A classical scholar or student of the liberal arts
     
  2. An advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans
    - humanitarian
Adjective: humanist  hyoo-mu-nist
  1. Of or pertaining to Renaissance humanism
    "the humanist revival of learning";
    - humanistic
     
  2. Of or pertaining to a philosophy asserting human dignity and man's capacity for fulfilment through reason and scientific method and often rejecting religion
    "the humanist belief in continuous emergent evolution";
    - humanistic
     
  3. Pertaining to or concerned with the humanities
    "humanist studies";
    - humanistic, humane
     
  4. Marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare
    - human-centered [US], human-centred [Brit, Cdn], humanistic, humanitarian

Derived forms: humanists

See also: humane

Type of: advocate, advocator, bookman, exponent, proponent, scholar, scholarly person, student

Encyclopedia: Humanist