Definition of Humanist

1. Noun. A classical scholar or student of the liberal arts.




2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to Renaissance humanism. "The humanistic revival of learning"
Exact synonyms: Humanistic
Partainyms: Humanism, Humanism
Derivative terms: Humanism

3. Noun. An advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans.
Exact synonyms: Humanitarian
Generic synonyms: Advocate, Advocator, Exponent, Proponent
Derivative terms: Humanism, Humanism, Humanitarianism

4. Adjective. Of or pertaining to a philosophy asserting human dignity and man's capacity for fulfillment through reason and scientific method and often rejecting religion. "The humanist belief in continuous emergent evolution"
Exact synonyms: Humanistic
Partainyms: Humanism, Humanism

5. Adjective. Pertaining to or concerned with the humanities. "A humane education"
Exact synonyms: Humane, Humanistic
Partainyms: Humanities, Humanities, Humanities

6. Adjective. Marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare. "Respect and humanistic regard for all members of our species"
Exact synonyms: Human-centered, Human-centred, Humanistic, Humanitarian
Similar to: Humane
Derivative terms: Humanism

Definition of Humanist

1. n. One of the scholars who in the field of literature proper represented the movement of the Renaissance, and early in the 16th century adopted the name Humanist as their distinctive title.

Definition of Humanist

1. Noun. (historical) In the Renaissance, a scholar of Greek and Roman classics ¹

2. Noun. a scholar of one of the subjects in the humanities ¹

3. Noun. a person who believes in the philosophy of humanism ¹

4. Adjective. relating to humanism or the humanities ¹

5. Adjective. (typography of a typeface) Resembling classical handwritten monumental Roman letters rather than the 19th-century grotesque typefaces. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Humanist

1. one who studies human nature [n -S]

Humanist Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Humanist Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Humanist

humanified
humanifies
humaniform
humanify
humanifying
humanisation
humanisations
humanise
humanised
humaniser
humanisers
humanises
humanising
humanism
humanisms
humanist (current term)
humanistic
humanistic discipline
humanistic psychology
humanistically
humanists
humanitarian
humanitarian intervention
humanitarian interventions
humanitarianism
humanitarianisms
humanitarians
humanitian
humanitians
humanities

Literary usage of Humanist

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A History of Criticism and Literary Taste in Europe from the Earliest Texts by George Saintsbury (1902)
"tolerably fair herd of humanist rhetoricians to fill the ninety The begin- Page3 of his ninth chapter. The list is headed ning of by Antonio de Nebrija ..."

2. Feminism, Its Fallacies and Follies by John Martin, Prestonia Mann Martin (1916)
"CHAPTER IV humanist INDUSTRIAL PROGRAMME FOR WOMEN LET us outline a humanist ... The fundamental fact which must control the humanist determination of ..."

3. Representative Modern Preachers by Lewis Orsmond Brastow (1904)
"CHAPTER V PHILLIPS BROOKS I THE CHRISTIAN humanist IT is not difficult to fix at the outset upon what is most distinctive in the character of Phillips ..."

4. Feminism, Its Fallacies and Follies by John Martin, Prestonia Mann Martin (1916)
"CHAPTER IV humanist INDUSTRIAL PROGRAMME FOR WOMEN LET us outline a humanist ... The fundamental fact which must control the humanist determination of ..."

5. Selected Essays and Papers of Richard Copley Christie by Richard Copley Christie (1902)
"In Mr. Hume Brown's ' George Buchanan, humanist and Reformer,' we have for the first time an adequate biography of this distinguished man. ..."

6. Modern Philosophy: Or A Treatise of Moral and Metaphysical Philosophy from by Frederick Denison Maurice (1862)
"The humanist of the sixteenth century looked on with a mixture of ... The humanist of the eighteenth century might congratulate himself that these ..."

7. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... Cardinal Bellarmine, Pope Marcellus II, Cervini, Angelo Ambrogini, better known as Poliziano (1454- 1494), and the humanist Bartolomeo of Montepulciano. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Humanist

Search for Humanist on Dictionary.com!Search for Humanist on Thesaurus.com!Search for Humanist on Google!Search for Humanist on Wikipedia!

Search