materialist

[ muh-teer-ee-uh-list ]
/ məˈtɪər i ə lɪst /

noun

a person who is markedly more concerned with material things than with spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values.
an adherent of philosophical materialism.

adjective

concerned with material things; materialistic.
of or relating to philosophical materialism or its adherents.

Nearby words

  1. material equivalence,
  2. material implication,
  3. material mode,
  4. materialise,
  5. materialism,
  6. materialistic,
  7. materiality,
  8. materialization,
  9. materialize,
  10. materially

Origin of materialist

From the New Latin word māteriālista, dating back to 1660–70. See material, -ist

Related formsma·te·ri·al·is·tic, adjectivean·ti·ma·te·ri·al·ist, noun, adjective

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Word Origin and History for anti-materialist

materialist

n.

1660s and after in various philosophical and theological senses, on model of French matérialiste, from material (n.) + -ist. Also cf. materialism.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper