humanistic
adjective see humanism

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Humanistic — Hu man*is tic, a. 1. Of or pertaining to humanity; as, humanistic devotion. Caird. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to polite literature. M. Arnold. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • humanistic — UK US /ˌhjuːməˈnɪstɪk/ adjective (also human centered) ► treating people with respect and making certain they are safe, happy, healthy, etc.: » Using a humanistic approach to deal with employees can help ease workplace tensions and anxieties …   Financial and business terms

  • humanistic — 1845 (humanistical is from 1716), in reference to Renaissance or classical humanism; from HUMANIST (Cf. humanist) + IC (Cf. ic). From 1904 in reference to a modern philosophy that concerns itself with the interests of the human race …   Etymology dictionary

  • humanistic — adjective 1. of or pertaining to a philosophy asserting human dignity and man s capacity for fulfillment through reason and scientific method and often rejecting religion (Freq. 1) the humanist belief in continuous emergent evolution Wendell… …   Useful english dictionary

  • humanistic — [[t]hju͟ːmənɪ̱stɪk[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n A humanistic idea, condition, or practice relates to humanism. Religious values can often differ greatly from humanistic morals …   English dictionary

  • humanistic — humanism ► NOUN 1) a rationalistic system of thought attaching prime importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters. 2) a Renaissance cultural movement which turned away from medieval scholasticism and revived interest in ancient… …   English terms dictionary

  • humanistic — See humanist. * * * …   Universalium

  • humanistic — adjective Of or pertaining to humanism …   Wiktionary

  • humanístic — hu|ma|nís|tic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • humanistic — humanism …   Dictionary of sociology

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