We had heard rumors that fierce Chechens might now come through the “humanitarian corridor.”
Take Angelina Jolie, who had a bad-girl image until she began casting herself as a humanitarian activist.
Friday morning, with a humanitarian mission already underway, the United States began airstrikes on ISIS in northern Iraq.
1794 (n.) in the theological sense "one who affirms the humanity of Christ but denies his pre-existence and divinity," from humanity + suffix from unitarian, etc.; see humanism. Meaning "philanthropist, one who advocates or practices human action to solve social problems" is from 1842, originally disparaging, with a suggestion of excess. As an adjective, by 1834.