Origin of materialism
Related formsan·ti·ma·te·ri·al·ism, noun
Examples from the Web for materialism
It just feeds the fire of materialism, and feeds the fire of make up, and false attire, and whatnot.
You mentioned “materialism” earlier, and one of the themes of both The Hunger Games and Divergent is class warfare.
A Youtube video of some jet-setting Buddhist monks has Thailand scrambling to crack down on materialism in the monastic ranks.Jet-Setting Video of Thai Buddhist Monks Causes Scandal|Erin Cunningham|June 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It seems the world of law and idol breaking needed something of the Greeks' materialism, too.
"I think he's pointing out the ridiculousness of the materialism," Hong said.
It is a conviction held here that the darkest period of American materialism came to its end with the beginning of the war.Child and Country|Will Levington Comfort
For him the truth of the Christian dogma is proved sufficiently by the unsatisfying nature of materialism.The Churches and Modern Thought|Philip Vivian
For the theory of Materialism the present question has no existence.Mind and Motion and Monism|George John Romanes
In that swamp of pettiness, idiocy, and materialism, a man of your nature could not long abide.Visionaries|James Huneker
And as for our materialism, it has been wofully exaggerated on the continent.Saunterings in and about London|Max Schlesinger
British Dictionary definitions for materialism
Derived Formsmaterialist, noun, adjectivematerialistic, adjectivematerialistically, adverb
Culture definitions for materialism
In philosophy, the position that nothing exists except matter — things that can be measured or known through the senses. Materialists deny the existence of spirit, and they look for physical explanations for all phenomena. Thus, for example, they trace mental states to the brain or nervous system, rather than to the spirit or the soul. Marxism, because it sees human culture as the product of economic forces, is a materialist system of beliefs.