anti-humanist

noun

an·​ti-hu·​man·​ist
ˌan-tē-ˈhyü-mə-nist,
-ˈyü-,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-humanist (audio)
variants or antihumanist
: 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
anti-humanist adjective
or antihumanist
… 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- How to pronounce anti-humanist (audio)
adjective
or antihumanistic
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- How to pronounce anti-humanist (audio)
noun
or antihumanism
In his frigid antihumanism, Sorokin parts company with Russian satirists like Gogol, Bulgakov, Yuri Olesha and, more recently, Viktor Pelevin. Ken Kalfus

Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-humanist was in 1873

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-humanist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-humanist. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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