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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hu·man·is·tic a.
 1. Of or pertaining to humanity; as, humanistic devotion.
 2. Pertaining to polite literature.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 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"-
             Wendell Thomas [syn: humanist]
      2: of or pertaining to Renaissance humanism; "the humanistic
         revival of learning" [syn: humanist]
      3: pertaining to or concerned with the humanities; "humanistic
         studies"; "a humane education" [syn: humanist, humane]
      4: 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" [syn: human-centered, human-centred,
          humanist, humanitarian]