humanitarian

noun hu·man·i·tar·i·an \ hyü-ˌma-nə-ˈter-ē-ən , yü- \
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

Definition of humanitarian

: 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.

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First Known Use of humanitarian

1843


HUMANITARIAN Defined for English Language Learners

humanitarian

noun

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

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

Definition of humanitarian for Students

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

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humanitarian

adjective

Definition of humanitarian for Students

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


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