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humanitarian

hu·man·i·tar·i·an

humanitarian

 
pronunciation:
hyu mae nih ter i n
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: characterized by concern for improving the welfare of humanity.
These funds were set aside for humanitarian relief efforts.The company was motivated more by the desire for profits than by humanitarian concerns.
 
similar words:
altruistic, philanthropic
definition 2: of or pertaining to the ethical doctrine that the improvement and welfare of humankind is one's primary obligation.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a humanitarian person.
Eleanor Roosevelt is known as a great humanitarian because of her dedication to the cause of human rights.