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Humanistic   /hjˌumənˈɪstɪk/   Listen
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.  Synonym: humanist.
2.
Of or pertaining to Renaissance humanism.  Synonym: humanist.
3.
Pertaining to or concerned with the humanities.  Synonyms: humane, humanist.  "A humane education"
4.
Marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare.  Synonyms: human-centered, human-centred, humanist, humanitarian.  "Released the prisoner for humanitarian reasons" , "Respect and humanistic regard for all members of our species"



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"Humanistic" Quotes from Famous Books



... history.—COLERIDGE, Table Talk, 144. It certainly appears strange that the men most conversant with the order of the visible universe should soonest suspect it empty of directing mind; and, on the other hand, that humanistic, moral and historical studies—which first open the terrible problems of suffering and grief, and contain all the reputed provocatives of denial and despair—should confirm, and enlarge rather than disturb, the prepossessions ...
— Lectures on Modern history • Baron John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton

... Burton's method of translation should be less applicable to the Arabian Nights than to the Lusiad. So far as I can judge, it is better suited to the naivete combined with stylistic subtlety of the former than to the smooth humanistic elegancies of the latter. ...
— Supplemental Nights, Volume 6 • Richard F. Burton

... insubordination. There was no fascination for me in being prepared for a great carnage. So my father, though it meant that he had to give up his pet idea, took me away from the school, and I went through the much-discussed humanistic Gymnasium. My father is a passionate soldier. I became a physician, but I had scientific interests outside of my profession, and I devoted myself to bacteriology. Broken shafts and fractured limbs again. Good-bye to medicine and bacteriology. It is scarcely likely that I shall ever work ...
— Atlantis • Gerhart Hauptmann



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