humanitarian

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noun hu·man·i·tar·i·an \hyü-ˌma-nə-ˈter-ē-ən, yü-\

Definition of humanitarian

  1. :  a person promoting human welfare and social reform :  philanthropist recognized as a great humanitarian for her work to end world hunger

humanitarian

adjective

humanitarianism

play \hyü-ˌma-nə-ˈter-ē-ə-ˌni-zəm, yü-\ noun

Examples of humanitarian in a sentence

  1. She has been recognized as a great humanitarian for her efforts to end world hunger.

1843

First Known Use of humanitarian

1843


HUMANITARIAN Defined for English Language Learners

humanitarian

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noun hu·man·i·tar·i·an \hyü-ˌma-nə-ˈter-ē-ən, yü-\

Definition of humanitarian for English Language Learners

  • : a person who works to make other people's lives better


HUMANITARIAN Defined for Kids

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humanitarian

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noun hu·man·i·tar·i·an \hyü-ˌma-nə-ˈter-ē-ən, yü-\

Definition of humanitarian for Students

  1. :  a person who works to improve the lives and living conditions of other people


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humanitarian

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adjective hu·man·i·tar·i·an

Definition of humanitarian for Students

  1. :  relating to or characteristic of people who work to improve the lives and living conditions of other people humanitarian efforts



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