humanistic humanistic  /ˌhju mə ˈnɪ stɪk/


  1. (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
  2. (adj) of or pertaining to Renaissance humanism
  3. (adj) pertaining to or concerned with the humanities
  4. (adj) marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare


  1. He's elegant in person, but also his structures are very elegant, very humanistic.
  2. They seek citizens who value life, yet their school curriculums exalt the value of science and ignore philosophy and history and the liberal, humanistic values they embody.
  3. All too often this material is sanctimonious and sentimental, humanistic drivel, and doing it Williams often seems shifty, looking for love in all the wrong places.


  1. Summer Film Festival begins July 12

    Secular Humanistic Jews will present three summer films, two of which will feature Jewish mother themes. July 12: "Funny Girl" will begin the series. This is a biopic of the legendary Jewish comedienne Fanny Brice. Barbra Streisand's portrayal of...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Laguna Woods Globe

  2. Three Prominent Medical Educators from Harvard and University of California, San Francisco Awarded Grants by The ...

    The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the doctor-patient relationship, will support the work of three prestigious medical educators as they develop and test educational strategies to ensure that medical students learn the lessons of humanistic and compassionate healthcare.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Newswise


  1. "It's not a rock'n'roll film, it's not a concert film, it's a humanistic film," Smith told reporters on Saturday after the movie was screened at the Berlin Film Festival.
    on Feb 9, 2008 By: Patti Smith Source: Reuters UK

  2. "You get mad," Karl said. "You get mad at why he has to go through this. He has handled it very well and I think in a humanistic way, he has grown up because of it. It's so hard. Any time a parent feels the pain of a son or a daughter, it's...
    on Mar 20, 2007 By: George Karl Source:

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