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humanism

noun [U] uk   us   /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 religion
humanist
noun [C] uk   us   /-nɪst/
a person who believes in humanism
humanist
adjective uk   us  
humanist beliefs/writers/ideas
humanistic
adjective uk   us   /ˌhjuː.məˈnɪs.tɪk/
humanistic principles
Translations of “humanism”
in Vietnamese chủ nghĩa nhân văn…
in Spanish humanismo…
in Thai มนุษยนิยม…
in Malaysian humanisme…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人本主義,人文主義…
in Indonesian humanisme…
in Russian гуманизм…
in Turkish insanları sevme ülküsü, insancıllık, hümanizm…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人本主义,人文主义…
in Polish humanizm…
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