adjective Also hu·man·is·tic [hyoo-muh-nis-tik, or, often, yoo‐] /ˌhyu məˈnɪs tɪk, or, often, ˌyu‐/
Origin of humanist
Examples from the Web for humanist
“You almost saw a humanist as well as an absolute demonic side,” she says now.Westgate's Chilling Security Video Reveals Shopping Mall Bloodbath|Nina Strochlic|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“There should be humanist alternatives to church in basic training,” he said.
Once, the humanist idea used to animate the very core of the university.
But if the religious Zionist youth movements are any indication, those values will be anything but universal or humanist.Racism and Religious Zionist Youth Movements: Own Up|Dr. Assaf David|May 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So not only would I consider myself a feminist, but I would consider myself a humanist.‘Parks and Rec’ Star Nick Offerman on Dicks, the Opposite Sex & Feminism|Anna Klassen|May 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The finds in monastery libraries of both countries in the humanist movement of the fifteenth century were especially rich.Horace and His Influence|Grant Showerman
With humanist convictions, he had little of the humanist spirit.
Mr. Joseph again is much bewildered as to what a humanist can mean when he uses the word knowledge.Essays in Radical Empiricism|William James
But the Humanist nations, being non-militant, turned a deaf ear.The Sequel|George A. Taylor
The author's real name was Camillo Scrofa, a humanist and schoolmaster of Vicenza.Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature|John Addington Symonds
Word Origin and History for humanist
1580s, "student of the classical humanities," from Middle French humaniste (16c.), formed on model of Italian umanista "student of human affairs or human nature," coined by Italian poet Lodovicio Ariosto (1474-1533), from Latin humanus "human" (see human; also cf. humanism). Philosophical sense is from 1903.
Culture definitions for humanist
In the Renaissance, a scholar who studied the languages and cultures of ancient Greece and Rome; today, a scholar of the humanities. The term secular humanist is applied to someone who concentrates on human activities and possibilities, usually downplaying or denying the importance of God and a life after death.