Definition of humanistic in English:



  • 1Relating to or supporting the principles of humanism.

    ‘humanistic values’
    ‘a humanistic approach to religion’
    • ‘He's quite big on the continent where they are more into humanistic philosophers.’
    • ‘He uses humanistic arguments to justify his approaches.’
    • ‘This book is an argument for his significance to a wider humanistic endeavor.’
    • ‘The freedom of man is perhaps the humanistic psychology's basic argument.’
    • ‘He immersed himself in the reading of the humanistic philosopher and linguist.’
    • ‘Most had received a humanistic education with its emphasis on analysis and reasoned argument.’
    • ‘It is also supported by humanistic arguments and encourages us to be more outward-looking in what is a globalizing world.’
    • ‘The special quality of the series comes from its general avoidance of standard murder-mystery plots by involving Hetty in cases that bring out her humanistic approach to mystery.’
    • ‘The book may be perceived as humanistic in some quarters.’
    • ‘Faculty and staff recognize him for his humanistic approach in solving problems and conflicts.’
    1. 1.1 Relating to or characteristic of the Renaissance humanists.
      • ‘Written in admirably clear Latin, it is a typical humanistic work in its classical quotations and references and historical and philological discussions.’
      • ‘During the 15th century, developing humanistic attitudes among patrons increasingly esteemed the creative contribution of the individual artist.’
      • ‘This Latin and Italian manuscript combines a number of classical and humanistic works.’
      • ‘They devised an educational program that made the study of English literature and the British humanistic classics the core of the curriculum.’
      • ‘Cultural repression facilitated by decorum lies at the root of the humanistic classicism informing the Renaissance sketchbooks.’
      • ‘He collected humanistic manuscripts and Roman and Italian art.’
      • ‘For the Renaissance, he was a wellspring of learning and a model for humanistic writing.’
      • ‘In the 15th century, a new generation of artists grew up who found that their patrons were humanistic.’
      • ‘Art education, based on Renaissance ideals of humanistic emancipation and professional excellence, had become an instrument of cultural conservatism.’
      • ‘A classical, humanistic education was still accepted as the defining culture of the elite.’