Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Adjective: humanitarian  hyoo,ma-ni'teh-ree-un
  1. Of or relating to or characteristic of humanitarianism
    "humanitarian aid"
     
  2. [Brit] Marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare
    "released the prisoner for humanitarian reasons";
    - human-centered [Brit, US], human-centred [Brit, Cdn], humanist [Brit], humanistic [Brit]
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