humanitarian [hyo̵̅o̅ man′ə ter′ē ən, yo̵̅o̅-]
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The definition of a humanitarian is a person who cares about people and who often participates in charity or does good work to show that care.
An example of a humanitarian is a person who gives time and money to relieve the suffering of humanity.
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- a person devoted to promoting the welfare of humanity, esp. through the elimination of pain and suffering; philanthropist
- an adherent of humanitarianism (sense )
- helping humanity
- of humanitarianism
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
One who is devoted to the promotion of human welfare and the advancement of social reforms; a philanthropist. adjective
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a humanitarian or humanitarianism. See Synonyms at humane