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

2 senses of humanitarian

Sense 1
humanitarian, do-gooder, improver -- (someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms)
       => benefactor, helper -- (a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help))

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 humanitarian

1 of 2 senses of humanitarian

Sense 1
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 humanitarian

2 senses of humanitarian

Sense 1
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)

Sense 2
humanitarian -- (of or relating to or characteristic of humanitarianism; "humanitarian aid")

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