anti-humanitarian

adjective

an·​ti-hu·​man·​i·​tar·​i·​an
ˌan-tē-hyü-ˌma-nə-ˈter-ē-ən,
-yü-,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-humanitarian (audio)
variants or less commonly antihumanitarian
: having or showing disregard for humanitarian values or human welfare
She had acquired all the appropriate gestures of revolutionary convictions—the gestures of pity, of anger, of indignation against the anti-humanitarian vices of the social class to which she belonged herself.Joseph Conrad

Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-humanitarian was in 1858

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“Anti-humanitarian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-humanitarian. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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