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Adjective: humanitarian  hyoo,ma-ni'teh-ree-un
  1. Marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare
    "released the prisoner for humanitarian reasons";
    - human-centered [US], human-centred [Brit, Cdn], humanist, humanistic
     
  2. Of or relating to or characteristic of humanitarianism
    "humanitarian aid"
Noun: humanitarian  hyoo,ma-ni'teh-ree-un
  1. Someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms
    - do-gooder, improver
     
  2. An advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans
    - humanist

Derived forms: humanitarians

See also: humane

Type of: advocate, advocator, benefactor, exponent, helper, proponent

Encyclopedia: Humanitarian