Definition of humanism
3 : a doctrine, attitude, or way of life centered on human interests or values; especially : a philosophy that usually rejects supernaturalism and stresses an individual's dignity and worth and capacity for self-realization through reason
humanistplay \ˈhyü-mə-nist, ˈyü-\ noun or adjective
humanisticplay \ˌhyü-mə-ˈni-stik, ˌyü-\ adjective
humanisticallyplay \ˌhyü-mə-ˈni-sti-k(ə-)lē, ˌyü-\ adverb
Recent Examples of humanism from the Web
This system of God ethics differs from ethical humanism.
The liberalism that came after humanism may be what keeps his memory alive and draws us to him.
The Flaming Lips situate their own music in extreme contrasts: humanism and horror, Day-Glo colors and widow’s black.
In Žižek’s mind, there are four types of the latter: Christian fundamentalism, New Age spirituality, techno-digital post-humanism and secular ecologism.
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HUMANISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of humanism for English Language Learners
: a system of values and beliefs that is based on the idea that people are basically good and that problems can be solved using reason instead of religion
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