Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun humanist

2 senses of humanist

Sense 1
humanist -- (a classical scholar or student of the liberal arts)
       => scholar, scholarly person, bookman, student -- (a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines)

Sense 2
humanist, humanitarian -- (an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans)
       => advocate, advocator, proponent, exponent -- (a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea)

Antonyms of adj humanist

1 of 4 senses of humanist

Sense 4
human-centered, human-centred, humanist, humanistic, humanitarian -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA humane) -> inhumane -- (lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion; "humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world"; "biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used")

Similarity of adj humanist

4 senses of humanist

Sense 1
humanistic, humanist -- (of or pertaining to Renaissance humanism; "the humanistic revival of learning")

Sense 2
humanist, humanistic -- (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)

Sense 3
humanist, humanistic, humane -- (pertaining to or concerned with the humanities; "humanistic studies"; "a humane education")

Sense 4
human-centered, human-centred, humanist, humanistic, humanitarian -- (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")
       => humane (vs. inhumane) -- (marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering)

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