humanitarian

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Coined around 1820, from humanity +‎ -arian.

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humanitarian (comparative more humanitarian, superlative most humanitarian)

  1. Concerned with people's welfare, and the alleviation of suffering; humane or compassionate.

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humanitarian (plural humanitarians)

  1. A person with such concerns; a philanthropist or do-gooder.

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