Origin of humanitarian
Related Words for humanitariancharitable, humane, philanthropic, altruistic, good, helper, patron, benefactor, philanthropist, do-gooder, altruist, beneficent, benevolent, eleemosynary, generous, idealistic, kindly, public-spirited
Examples from the Web for humanitarian
Contemporary Examples of humanitarian
With the harsh Middle Eastern winter approaching fast, what people in Syria and Iraq need most, in fact, is humanitarian support.Dutch Biker Gangs Vs. ISIS
Nadette De Visser, Christopher Dickey
December 9, 2014
Humanitarian organizations had already pulled out, and French troops rushed in to extract the 15 foreigners left in the city.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis
November 23, 2014
The precious cargo: two American humanitarian workers with Ebola.
The two American humanitarian workers infected with Ebola in Liberia were fighting for their lives.
He hopes his humanitarian contributions will ultimately help prevent similar massacres in other parts of the world.As 30-Year Anniversary of Mass Killings in India Arrives, Sikhs Find Safety in USA
Simran Jeet Singh
October 31, 2014
Historical Examples of humanitarian
His life has been that of his century—progressive, liberal, humanitarian in its trend.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
It explodes our humanitarian theories by a series of well-directed mines.Mountain Meditations
Nor was it a progressive step only on the humanitarian side.Socialism
But though it tended to be egalitarian it did not, of itself, tend to be humanitarian.A Short History of England
G. K. Chesterton
This ambiguity enters into all the phrases which are humanitarian.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
1794 (n.) in the theological sense "one who affirms the humanity of Christ but denies his pre-existence and divinity," from humanity + suffix from unitarian, etc.; see humanism. Meaning "philanthropist, one who advocates or practices human action to solve social problems" is from 1842, originally disparaging, with a suggestion of excess. As an adjective, by 1834.