- 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.
humanitarian definition by Webster's New World
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- 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
humanitarian definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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.