humanist humanist  /ˈhju mə nɪst/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a classical scholar or student of the liberal arts
  2. (n) an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans
  3. (adj) of or pertaining to Renaissance humanism
  4. (adj) of or pertaining to a philosophy asserting human dignity and man's capacity for fulfillment through reason and scientific method and often rejecting religion
  5. (adj) pertaining to or concerned with the humanities
  6. (adj) marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare

Usage(s):

  1. Some felt that any religioneven a humanist varietyis unscientific.
  2. The 1958 British A Night to Remember is still revered for its balance of newsreel realism and humanist pluck.
  3. A scientific humanist who merges in his own mind many minds.

News

  1. Russ Lemmon: All eyes will be on Fletcher, Carroll at this week's Vero Beach council meeting | Poll, Video, Photo ...

    In the Vero Beach City Council's first meeting since the flap over a proclamation for Humanist Recognition Week, all eyes will be on Craig Fletcher and Tracy Carroll. Will they publicly apologize to Phil Katrovitz for the way they treated him?
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Indian River Press Journal

  2. New Xulon Title Speaks to the Hearts of Creative Believers

    MAITLAND, Fla., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Rayla-Jeanne Klepetko's new book, The Genesis Approach to Art: Studying Art from a Biblical Perspective ($13.99, paperback, 978-1-62697-456-2; $6.99, e-book, 978-1-62697-457-9) reveals how humanist presumptions about art have been left...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: PR Newswire

  3. NGU's Epting defends elementary school's rights

    An elementary school criticized by a humanist group after prayers were said during its fifth-grade graduation has the right to hold the program where and how it sees fit, according to the president of the university where the ceremony was held.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Greenville News

Quotes

  1. "We were all proud to have this celebrated author, visionary and promoter of space exploration, prophet of satellite communications, great humanist and lover of animals in our midst," Rajapaksa said in a statement.
    on Mar 19, 2008 By: Mahinda Rajapakse Source: Reuters UK

  2. French President Nicolas Sarkozy called Pinter a "great playwright and lucid, agitated and uncompromising humanist."
    on Dec 25, 2008 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: Denver Post

  3. "The work he has created for stage, film and television has made an indelible impression," Kennedy Center Chairman Stephen Schwarzman said Tuesday. "It is the work of not just a humorist but also a humanist."
    on May 1, 2007 By: Stephen Schwarzman Source: International Herald Tribune

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