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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Humanist  \Hu"man*ist\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  humaniste.] 
  1.  One  of  the  scholars  who  in  the  field  of  literature  proper 
  represented  the  movement  of  the  Renaissance,  and  early  in 
  the  16th  century  adopted  the  name  Humanist  as  their 
  distinctive  title.  --Schaff-Herzog. 
 
  2.  One  who  purposes  the  study  of  the  humanities,  or  polite 
  literature. 
 
  3.  One  versed  in  knowledge  of  human  nature. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  humanist 
  adj  1:  of  or  pertaining  to  Renaissance  humanism;  "the  humanistic 
  revival  of  learning"  [syn:  {humanistic}] 
  2:  of  or  pertaining  to  a  philosophy  asserting  human  dignity  and 
  man's  capacity  for  fulfillment  through  reason  and 
  scientific  method  and  often  rejecting  religion;  "the 
  humanist  belief  in  continuous  emergent  evolution"-  Wendell 
  Thomas  [syn:  {humanistic}] 
  3:  pertaining  to  or  concerned  with  the  humanities;  "humanistic 
  studies";  "a  humane  education"  [syn:  {humanistic},  {humane}] 
  4:  marked  by  humanistic  values  and  devotion  to  human  welfare; 
  "a  humane  physician";  "released  the  prisoner  for 
  humanitarian  reasons";  "respect  and  humanistic  regard  for 
  all  members  of  our  species"  [syn:  {human-centered},  {humanistic}, 
  {humanitarian}] 
  n  1:  a  classical  scholar  or  student  of  the  liberal  arts 
  2:  an  advocate  of  the  principles  of  humanism 




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