Definition of Humanistic

1. Adjective. 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"

Exact synonyms: Humanist
Partainyms: Humanism, Humanism



2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to Renaissance humanism. "The humanistic revival of learning"
Exact synonyms: Humanist
Partainyms: Humanism, Humanism
Derivative terms: Humanism

3. Adjective. Pertaining to or concerned with the humanities. "A humane education"
Exact synonyms: Humane, Humanist
Partainyms: Humanities, Humanities, Humanities

4. Adjective. Marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare. "Respect and humanistic regard for all members of our species"
Exact synonyms: Human-centered, Human-centred, Humanist, Humanitarian
Similar to: Humane
Derivative terms: Humanism

Definition of Humanistic

1. a. Of or pertaining to humanity; as, humanistic devotion.

Definition of Humanistic

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to humanism. ¹

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Definition of Humanistic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Humanistic

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humanisations
humanise
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humaniser
humanisers
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humanistic (current term)
humanistic discipline
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humanitians
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Literary usage of Humanistic

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1. A Student's History of Education by Frank Pierrepont Graves (1915)
"The tyrants of various cities often had humanistic schools started at their courts. ... humanistic education also gradually spread to the countries north of ..."

2. A Text-Book in the History of Education by Paul Monroe (1905)
"humanistic-REALISM. The Concept of Education.— humanistic-realism is the reproduction during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries of a view of education ..."

3. A Text-book in the History of Education by Paul Monroe (1905)
"humanistic-REALISM. The Concept of Education.— humanistic-realism is the reproduction during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries of a view of education ..."

4. A Brief History of Education: A History of the Practice and Progress and by Ellwood Patterson Cubberley (1922)
"As a reaction against this extreme position of the humanistic scholars ... humanistic realism represents the beginning of the reaction against form and ..."

5. The American Political Science Review (1920)
"There was no legally recognized body of scholars representing the humanistic studies, and corresponding to the academies of European countries. ..."

6. Ethics: An Investigation of the Facts and Laws of the Moral Life by Wilhelm Max Wundt (1902)
"(a) The General Development of the humanistic Feelings. ... The first is the absence of any humanistic regard for men of alien descent; the second the ..."

7. Proceedings of the second Pan American scientific congress: Washington, U. S by Glen Levin Swiggett (1917)
"I am asked to discuss the subject as it relates especially to humanistic, or, as I assume, liberal education. It seems to me that the matters of especial ..."

8. An Introduction to Herbart's Science and Practice of Education by Henry M. Felkin, Emmie Felkin, Johann Friedrich Herbart (1895)
"... humanistic and science instruction are combined material to be under one ... is to be maintained, be brought into unity with humanistic instruction. ..."

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