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Definition 1: a classical scholar or student of the liberal arts - [noun denoting person]

(humanist is a kind of ...) a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines

(... is a kind of humanist ) a student of ancient Greek and Latin

(... is a kind of humanist ) a man devoted to literary or scholarly activities

(... is a kind of humanist ) a humanist specializing in classical scholarship

(... is an instance of humanist) Dutch humanist and theologian who was the leading Renaissance scholar of northern Europe; although his criticisms of the Roman Catholic Church led to the Reformation, he opposed violence and condemned Martin Luther (1466-1536)

Definition 2: an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans - [noun denoting person]

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(humanist is a kind of ...) a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

Definition 3: pertaining to or concerned with the humanities - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where humanist or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • humanistic studies
  • a humane education

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Definition 4: of or pertaining to a philosophy asserting human dignity and man's capacity for fulfillment through reason and scientific method and often rejecting religion - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where humanist or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the humanist belief in continuous emergent evolution

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Definition 5: of or pertaining to Renaissance humanism - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where humanist or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the humanistic revival of learning

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Definition 6: marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where humanist or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

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(humanist is similar to ...) marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering

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