humanitarian

noun

hu·​man·​i·​tar·​i·​an hyü-ˌma-nə-ˈter-ē-ən How to pronounce humanitarian (audio)
yü-
: a person promoting human welfare and social reform : philanthropist
recognized as a great humanitarian for her work to end world hunger
humanitarian adjective
humanitarianism noun

Examples of humanitarian in a Sentence

She has been recognized as a great humanitarian for her efforts to end world hunger.
Recent Examples on the Web Angelina Jolie Jolie is one of Hollywood's biggest stars and a humanitarian. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 18 June 2024 This exclusive event, scheduled for June 20th, will spotlight the iconic actress and humanitarian, Eva Longoria, who graces the cover of DuJour's milestone anniversary issue. Kansas City Star, 19 June 2024 William, 41, led the knighting ceremony in Windsor Castle, conferring honors upon artists, politicians, diplomats and humanitarians. Jack Smart, Peoplemag, 4 June 2024 Speaking truth to power Aden who is also a humanitarian has been vocal about the pitfalls that come with rising swiftly amongst the ranks in the modeling industry. Tina Charisma, Essence, 29 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for humanitarian 

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Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of humanitarian was in 1843

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“Humanitarian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/humanitarian. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

humanitarian

noun
hu·​man·​i·​tar·​i·​an hyü-ˌman-ə-ˈter-ē-ən How to pronounce humanitarian (audio)
yü-
: a person devoted to or working for the health and happiness of other people
humanitarian adjective
humanitarianism noun
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