anti-humanist

noun
an·ti-hu·man·ist | \ˌan-tē-ˈhyü-mə-nist, -ˈyü-, ˌan-tī-\
variants: or antihumanist

Definition of anti-humanist 

: someone who opposes or rejects the beliefs, principles, or assumptions of humanism Anti-humanists are not necessarily against human beings; they merely assert that a humanistic conception of life is untenable and may be morally dangerous.— William Schweiker

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anti-humanist or antihumanist adjective
… the desire to rescue the concept of agency from the anti-humanist assaults of poststructuralism … — Deborah Klein
anti-humanistic \ˌan-tē-ˌhyü-mə-ˈni-stik, -ˌyü-, ˌan-tī- \ or antihumanistic adjective
The result is a situation in which even vibrant and worldly artists like Rubens are made over in the sniggering, neurotic image of contemporary anti-humanistic pedantry. — Roger Kimball
anti-humanism \ˌan-tē-ˈhyü-mə-ˌni-zəm, -ˈyü-, ˌan-tī- \ or antihumanism noun
In his frigid antihumanism, Sorokin parts company with Russian satirists like Gogol, Bulgakov, Yuri Olesha and, more recently, Viktor Pelevin. — Ken Kalfus

First Known Use of anti-humanist

1873, in the meaning defined above

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