anti-humanitarian


anti-humanitarian

adjective

  1. having concern for or helping to improve the welfare and happiness of people.
  2. of or relating to ethical or theological humanitarianism.
  3. pertaining to the saving of human lives or to the alleviation of suffering: a humanitarian crisis.

noun

  1. a person actively engaged in promoting human welfare and social reforms, as a philanthropist.
  2. a person who professes ethical or theological humanitarianism.

adjective

  1. having the interests of mankind at heart
  2. of or relating to ethical or theological humanitarianism

noun

  1. a philanthropist
  2. an adherent of humanitarianism
n.

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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