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

- the humanist belief in continuous emergent evolution

Similar word(s): humanist

2. of or pertaining to Renaissance humanism

- the humanistic revival of learning

Similar word(s): humanist

3. pertaining to or concerned with the humanities

- humanistic studies

Similar word(s): humane, humanist

4. marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare

- released the prisoner for humanitarian reasons

- respect and humanistic regard for all members of our species

Similar word(s): humane, humanist, humanitarian