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Meaning of HUMANITARIANISM

Pronunciation:  hyoo`mani'tehreeu`nizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare
 

HUMANITARIANISM is a 15 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: humanism
 
 See Also: doctrine, ism, philosophy, school of thought

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hu*man`i*ta"ri*an*ism\, n.
1. (Theol. & Ch. Hist.) The distinctive tenet of the
   humanitarians in denying the divinity of Christ; also, the
   whole system of doctrine based upon this view of Christ.

2. (Philos.) The doctrine that man's obligations are limited
   to, and dependent alone upon, man and the human relations.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: agape, altruism, beneficence, benevolence, benevolent disposition, benevolentness, Benthamism, bigheartedness, BOMFOG, brotherly love, caritas, charitableness, charity, Christian charity, Christian love, do-goodism, flower power, generosity, giving, goodwill, grace, greatheartedness, largeheartedness, love, love of mankind, philanthropism, philanthropy, utilitarianism, welfarism, well-disposedness
 

 

 

 

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