adjective Also hu·man·is·tic [hyoo-muh-nis-tik, or, often, yoo‐] /ˌhyu məˈnɪs tɪk, or, often, ˌyu‐/
- humane society,
- humanistic psychology,
Origin of humanist
Examples from the Web for humanistic
Yet when it comes to Palestinians under Israel's control, the humanistic approach to children's welfare tends to wither.
He prioritized spiritual values and humanistic principles above market forces and hedonistic impulses.David Foster Wallace, Traditionalist? Considering ‘Both Flesh and Not: Essays’|David Masciotra|November 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Are they idealistic freedom fighters with humanistic principles?Free Syrian Army Struggles to Survive Amid Charges That It’s Executing Opponents|Tobias Havmand|May 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They had Ph.D. degrees from some German school, all based on some atheistic, humanistic philosophy.
The interest excited in Petrarch by the sight of Rome's ruins was important for his humanistic ideal.Renaissance in Italy, Volume 2 (of 7)|John Addington Symonds
The Renaissance and the humanistic movement also reveal Jewish influences at work.Jewish Literature and Other Essays|Gustav Karpeles
Thus it is that both forms of humanistic culture—socialism and individualism—fail to give a real meaning to life.Rudolph Eucken|Abel J. Jones
A word more upon the place assigned by the essays to need and purpose and the humanistic factor generally.Essays in Experimental Logic|John Dewey
The idealism of the eighteenth century was not reformative and humanistic, but revolutionary and humanitarian.An Epitome of the History of Medicine|Roswell Park
1845 (humanistical is from 1716), in reference to Renaissance or classical humanism; from humanist + -ic. From 1904 in reference to a modern philosophy that concerns itself with the interests of the human race.
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.
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.