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Definition of "humanitarianism" []

  • Concern for human welfare, especially as manifested through philanthropy. (noun)
  • The belief that the sole moral obligation of humankind is the improvement of human welfare. (noun)
  • Theology The doctrine holding that Jesus was human only and not divine. (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 "humanitarianism" in a sentence
  • "To protect civilians in the name of humanitarianism?"
  • "Your high-minded humanitarianism is only switched on when someone with an R after his name is in the White House."
  • "May 27th, 2007 at 12: 30 pm since humanitarianism is a big concern of everyone re: immigration one might consider that worrying about “brain drain” really screws over professionals who have to live through the corrupt kleptocracies in question."