1. humanist, scholar, scholarly person, bookman, student

usage: a classical scholar or student of the liberal arts

2. humanist, humanitarian, advocate, advocator, proponent, exponent

usage: an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans


1. humanistic, humanist

usage: of or pertaining to Renaissance humanism; "the humanistic revival of learning"

2. humanist, humanistic

usage: 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

3. humanist, humanistic, humane

usage: pertaining to or concerned with the humanities; "humanistic studies"; "a humane education"

4. human-centered, human-centred, humanist, humanistic, humanitarian, humane (vs. inhumane)

usage: 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"

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