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[mam-uh-niz-uh m]
  1. the greedy pursuit of riches.
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Origin of mammonism

First recorded in 1835–45; mammon + -ism
Related formsmam·mon·ist, mam·mon·ite, nounmam·mon·is·tic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for mammonism

Historical Examples

  • Mammonism at least works, but 'Go gracefully idle in Mayfair,' what does or can that mean?

    Past and Present

    Thomas Carlyle

  • I want, Christianity, instead of the Mammonism we 're threatened with.

  • Our national peril is Mammonism, and the sordid pursuit of gold.

    The Battle of Principles

    Newell Dwight Hillis

  • The game-preserving interest is worth maintenance if only as clashing with mammonism.

  • They cared nothing for mammonism, that some philosophical crank has defined to be a physical force that makes men invertebrates.

    The Broken Sword

    Dennison Worthington