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humanitarian

noun

1 humanitarian

Someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms.

synonyms: do-gooder, improver.

Roget 372: man, mankind; human race, human species, human kind, human nature; humanity, mortality, flesh, generation.    [Science of man] anthropology, anthropogeny, ... show more



2 humanitarian

An advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans.

synonym: humanist.

Polish: humanitarysta

adjective

1 humanitarian

Marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare:
— Released the prisoner for humanitarian reasons.

synonyms: human-centered, human-centred, humanist, humanistic.

Roget 910: philanthropic, humanitarian, utilitarian, cosmopolitan; public-spirited, patriotic; humane, large-hearted etc. (benevolent) 906; chivalric; generous ... show more

Roget 914: pitying etc. v.; pitiful, compassionate, sympathetic, touched.    merciful, clement, ruthful; humane; humanitarian etc. ... show more

2 humanitarian

Of or relating to or characteristic of humanitarianism.


Moby thesaurus: Robin Hood, almoner, almsgiver, almsgiving, altruistic, benefactor, beneficent, benevolent, benevolist, bighearted, charitable, do-gooder, eleemosynary, freehearted, generous, good, greathearted, human, humane, largehearted ... show more.

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