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humanitarian

noun hu·man·i·tar·i·an \hyü-ˌma-nə-ˈter-ē-ən, yü-\

: a person who works to make other people's lives better

Full Definition of HUMANITARIAN

:  a person promoting human welfare and social reform :  philanthropist
humanitarian adjective
hu·man·i·tar·i·an·ism \-ē-ə-ˌni-zəm\ noun

Examples of HUMANITARIAN

  1. She has been recognized as a great humanitarian for her efforts to end world hunger.

First Known Use of HUMANITARIAN

1844

Other Sociology Terms

bourgeois, ethos, eugenics, exurb, incommunicado, intelligentsia, megalopolis, metrosexual, mores, subculture
HUMANITARIAN Defined for Kids

1humanitarian

noun hu·man·i·tar·i·an \hyü-ˌma-nə-ˈter-ē-ən, yü-\

Definition of HUMANITARIAN for Kids

:  a person who works to improve the lives and living conditions of other people

2humanitarian

adjective

Definition of HUMANITARIAN for Kids

:  relating to or characteristic of people who work to improve the lives and living conditions of other people <humanitarian efforts>

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