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[ adjective ] marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare

Examples

"a humane physician" "released the prisoner for humanitarian reasons" "respect and humanistic regard for all members of our species"

Used in print

(John Harnsberger and Robert P. Wilkins,...)

Thomas_Douglas , fifth Earl of Selkirk , a noble humanitarian Scot concerned with the plight of the crofters of his native Highlands , conceived a plan to settle them in the valley of the Red_River of the North .

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humane

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[ adjective ] marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare

Examples

"a humane physician" "released the prisoner for humanitarian reasons" "respect and humanistic regard for all members of our species"

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humane

3
[ adjective ] of or relating to or characteristic of humanitarianism

Examples

"humanitarian aid"

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humanitarianism

4
[ noun ] someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms

Synonyms

improver do-gooder

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benefactor better

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