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.

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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materialist


n.

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

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