[ mam-uh-niz-uhm ]

  1. the greedy pursuit of riches.

Origin of mammonism

First recorded in 1815–25; mammon + -ism

Other words from mammonism

  • mam·mon·ist, mam·mon·ite, noun
  • mam·mon·is·tic, adjective

Words Nearby mammonism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use mammonism in a sentence

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

  • But of a Midas-eared mammonism, which indeed at bottom all pure Mammonisms are, what better can you expect?

    Past and Present | Thomas Carlyle
  • Our national peril is mammonism, and the sordid pursuit of gold.

    The Battle of Principles | Newell Dwight Hillis
  • mammonism at least works, but 'Go gracefully idle in Mayfair,' what does or can that mean?

    Past and Present | Thomas Carlyle