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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Humanistic  \Hu`man*is"tic\,  a. 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  humanity;  as  humanistic  devotion. 
  --Caird. 
 
  2.  Pertaining  to  polite  kiterature.  --M.  Arnold. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  humanistic 
  adj  1:  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:  {humanist}] 
  2:  of  or  pertaining  to  Renaissance  humanism;  "the  humanistic 
  revival  of  learning"  [syn:  {humanist}] 
  3:  pertaining  to  or  concerned  with  the  humanities;  "humanistic 
  studies";  "a  humane  education"  [syn:  {humanist},  {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},  {humanist}, 
  {humanitarian}] 




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