humanitarian


hu·man·i·tar·i·an

noun \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

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