- 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 a humanitarian crisis. lives or to the alleviation of suffering:
- a person actively engaged in promoting welfare and social reforms, as a philanthropist.
- a person who professes ethical or theological .
- 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 . 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.