Humanitarian meaning

hyo͝o-mănĭ-târē-ən
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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.

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An adherent of humanitarianism.
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A person devoted to promoting the welfare of humanity, esp. through the elimination of pain and suffering; philanthropist.
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Being a situation in which many human lives are in danger of harm or death.

The drought caused a humanitarian crisis.

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One who is devoted to the promotion of human welfare and the advancement of social reforms.
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Of humanitarianism.
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Showing concern for the welfare of humanity, especially in acting to improve the living conditions of impoverished people.
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Helping humanity.
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A person with such concerns; a philanthropist or do-gooder.
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Origin of humanitarian

  • Coined around 1820, from humanity +‎ -arian.

    From Wiktionary