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 .
We had heard rumors that fierce Chechens might now come through the “humanitarian corridor.”
Witness to a Ukraine Rebel Breakthrough Anna Nemtsova June 3, 2014
Take Angelina Jolie, who had a bad-girl image until she began casting herself as a humanitarian activist.
The Media Fantasize About Ben Affleck Vying for John Kerry’s Seat Lauren Ashburn December 21, 2012
Friday morning, with a humanitarian mission already underway, the United States began airstrikes on ISIS in northern Iraq.
Obama’s Iraq Plan Has a Killer Flaw—and Airstrikes Alone May Not Save It Jacob Siegel August 7, 2014
humanitarian organizations were denied entry to Khuzaa, leaving medics unable to tend the wounded or collect corpses.
The Ghosts of Gaza: Israel’s Soldier Suicides Creede Newton October 27, 2014
The “humanitarian” convoy that has attracted international attention does not appear to have been directly involved.
Ukraine Rebels Boast About Troops and Tanks Coming from Russia Jamie Dettmer August 15, 2014
The only brief I hold is for the democratic and humanitarian ideals of America.
The Jew and American Ideals John Spargo
This ambiguity enters into all the phrases which are humanitarian.
Folkways William Graham Sumner
Louis, as I was saying, regards the man in the romantic light of a humanitarian monomaniac or a demented food reformer.
Max Carrados Ernest Bramah
She may, if she is a humanitarian, love all mankind; but she does not respect it.
What I Saw in America G. K. Chesterton
It allows for humanitarian movements as easily as for political corruption.
Introduction to the Science of Sociology Robert E. Park
having the interests of mankind at heart
of or relating to ethical or theological humanitarianism
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.
all human beings collectively; the human race; humankind. the quality or condition of being human; human nature. the quality of being humane; kindness; benevolence. the humanities. the study of classical languages and classical literature. the Latin and Greek classics as a field of study. literature, philosophy, art, etc., as distinguished from the natural sciences. the […]
the act of a person, animal, or thing that hunts. Electricity. the periodic oscillating of a rotating electromechanical system about a mean space position, as in a synchronous motor. of, for, engaged in, or used while hunting: a hunting cap. to chase or search for (game or other wild animals) for the purpose of catching […]
the antimatter counterpart to hydrogen. noun hydrogen in which the nucleus is an antiproton with an orbiting positron antihydrogen (ān’tē-hī’drə-jən, ān’tī-) The antimatter that corresponds to hydrogen. Antihydrogen has been useful in studies of the relationship between matter and antimatter, because its matter equivalent (hydrogen) is one of the most studied and most well understood […]
conducive to good health; healthful; sanitary. of or relating to . Contemporary Examples The trust also supports a pharmacy, quarters for doctors, and a hygienic facility for childbirth. Eco-Chic Safari Sophie Menin July 26, 2010 When the bishop and most of his missionaries died, Livingstone reviled them for not taking “hygienic” precautions. Dr. Livingstone, I […]
acting to reduce hypertension: an antihypertensive drug, diet, or regimen. a drug, as a diuretic, used to treat hypertension. Historical Examples Other benefits of removing blood, including the lowering of blood pressure, can be obtained by the use of antihypertensive drugs. Bloodletting Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology Audrey Davis antihypertensive an·ti·hy·per·ten·sive […]