adjective. ['ˌhjuːˌmænəˈtɛriːən, ˌjuːˌmænəˈtɛriːən'] marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare.
Words that Rhyme with Humanitarian
Example sentences of the word humanitarian
Donating a car to charity may seem like a safe humanitarian act.
Quotes containing the word humanitarian
1. As I prepare for my second term as Secretary-General, I am thinking hard about how we can meet the expectations of the millions of people who see the U.N.'s blue flag as a banner of hope. We have to continue our life-saving work in peacekeeping, human rights, development and humanitarian relief.
- Ban Ki-moon
2. Science is essentially an anarchic enterprise: theoretical anarchism is more humanitarian and more likely to encourage progress than its law-and-order alternatives.
- Paul Karl Feyerabend, Against Method: Outline of an Anarchistic Theory of Knowledge
noun. ['ˌhjuːˌmænəˈtɛriːən, ˌjuːˌmænəˈtɛriːən'] an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans.
- bad person
noun. ['ˌhjuːˌmænəˈtɛriːən, ˌjuːˌmænəˈtɛriːən'] someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms.