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

anti-humanist

or antihumanist adjective
    • … the desire to rescue the concept of agency from the anti-humanist assaults of poststructuralism …
    • —Deborah Klein

anti-humanistic

play \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

play \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


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