[ muh-teer-ee-uh-list ]
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  1. a person who is markedly more concerned with material things than with spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values.

  2. an adherent of philosophical materialism.

  1. concerned with material things; materialistic.

  2. of or relating to philosophical materialism or its adherents.

Origin of materialist

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

Other words from materialist

  • ma·te·ri·al·is·tic, adjective
  • an·ti·ma·te·ri·al·ist, noun, adjective

Words Nearby materialist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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