Humanism definition

hyo͝omə-nĭzəm
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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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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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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The study of the humanities.
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Concern with the interests, needs, and welfare of humans.
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A system of thought that focuses on humans and their values, capacities, and worth.
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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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Secular humanism.
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The study of the humanities; learning in the liberal arts.
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A cultural and intellectual movement of the Renaissance that emphasized human potential to attain excellence and promoted direct study of the literature, art, and civilization of classical Greece and Rome.
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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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(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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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
humanism
Plural:
humanisms

Origin of humanism

  • From human +‎ -ism.

    From Wiktionary