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having concern for or helping to improve the welfare and happiness of people.
of or relating to ethical or theological .
pertaining to the saving of lives or to the alleviation of suffering:
a humanitarian crisis.
a person actively engaged in promoting welfare and social reforms, as a philanthropist.
a person who professes ethical or theological .
Historical Examples

Your mind 309 seemed alien to me in the anti-humanitarian attitude which you assumed to life.
The Jessica Letters: An Editor’s Romance Paul Elmer More

having the interests of mankind at heart
of or relating to ethical or theological humanitarianism
a philanthropist
an adherent of humanitarianism

1794 (n.) in the theological sense “one who affirms the humanity of Christ but denies his pre-existence and divinity,” from humanity + suffix from unitarian, etc.; see humanism. Meaning “philanthropist, one who advocates or practices human action to solve social problems” is from 1842, originally disparaging, with a suggestion of excess. As an adjective, by 1834.


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