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Definition of "humanist" []

  • A believer in the principles of humanism. (noun)
  • One who is concerned with the interests and welfare of humans. (noun)
  • A classical scholar. (noun)
  • A student of the liberal arts. (noun)
  • A Renaissance scholar devoted to Humanism. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "humanist" in a sentence
  • "It was what they call their humanist communion service."
  • "Some observers say "humanist" is code for "atheist," and are titillated at the notion that America might now have its first openly atheist senator."
  • "In spite of the sobering tenor of "uprightness" in humanist pedagogical writings, the techniques practiced in schools such as Ca 'Zoiosa, especially with younger students, are more accurately characterized as jocoserious."