[ hyoo-muh-niz-uh m or, often, yoo- ]
/ ˈhyu məˌnɪz əm or, often, ˈyu- /
any system or mode of thought or action in which human interests, values, and dignity predominate.
devotion to or study of the humanities.
(sometimes initial capital letter) the studies, principles, or culture of the humanists.
Philosophy. a variety of ethical theory and practice that emphasizes reason, scientific inquiry, and human fulfillment in the natural world and often rejects the importance of belief in God.
Words nearby humanism
OTHER WORDS FROM humanisman·ti·hu·man·ism, nounsem·i·hu·man·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for antihumanism
/ (ˈhjuːməˌnɪzəm) /
the denial of any power or moral value superior to that of humanity; the rejection of religion in favour of a belief in the advancement of humanity by its own efforts
a philosophical position that stresses the autonomy of human reason in contradistinction to the authority of the Church
(often capital) a cultural movement of the Renaissance, based on classical studies
interest in the welfare of people
Derived forms of humanismhumanist, nounhumanistic, adjective
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