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humanism

noun [U]     /ˈhjuː.mə.nɪ.zəm/
a belief system based on the principle that people's spiritual and emotional needs can be satisfied without following a god or religionPhilosophyReligious beliefs and atheistic beliefs humanist     /-nɪst/ noun [C] a person who believes in humanismBelievers and non-believersSupporters, members and defenders humanist     adjective humanist beliefs/writers/ideasPhilosophyReligious beliefs and atheistic beliefs humanistic     /ˌhjuː.məˈnɪs.tɪk/ adjective humanistic principlesPhilosophyReligious beliefs and atheistic beliefs
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