Humanism meaning

hyo͝omə-nĭzəm
The definition of humanism is a belief that human needs and values are more important than religious beliefs, or the needs and desires of humans.

An example of humanism is the belief that the person creates their own set of ethics.

An example of humanism is planting vegetables in garden beds.

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Any system of thought or action based on the nature, interests, and ideals of humanity; specif., a modern, nontheistic, rationalist movement that holds that humanity is capable of self-fulfillment, ethical conduct, etc. without recourse to supernaturalism.
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The quality of being human; human nature.
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An ethical system that centers on humans and their values, needs, interests, abilities, dignity and freedom; especially used for a secular one which rejects theistic religion and superstition. [from 19th c.]
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The study of the humanities.
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Concern with the interests, needs, and welfare of humans.
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The intellectual and cultural secular movement that stemmed from the study of classical literature and culture during the Middle Ages and was one of the factors giving rise to the Renaissance.
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(historical, often capitalized) Specifically, a cultural and intellectual movement in 14th-16th century Europe characterised by attention to Classical culture and a promotion of vernacular texts, notably during the Renaissance. [from 19th c.]
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The study of the humanities or the liberal arts; literary (especially classical) scholarship. [from 19th c.]
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Humanitarianism, philanthropy.
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Origin of humanism

  • From human +‎ -ism.

    From Wiktionary