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Dictionary definition for: Humanistic

1. (a) 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

2. (a) of or pertaining to Renaissance humanism; "the humanistic revival of learning"

3. (a) pertaining to or concerned with the humanities; "humanistic studies" "a humane education"

4. (s) 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"

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