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materialistic

[ muh-teer-ee-uh-lis-tik ]
/ məˌtɪər i əˈlɪs tɪk /
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adjective

excessively concerned with physical comforts or the acquisition of wealth and material possessions, rather than with spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values.
adhering to the philosophy of materialism, a theory that regards matter as constituting the universe and all its phenomena.

RELATED WORDS

greedy, secular, temporal, sensual, profane, acquisitive, carnal, earthy, material, mundane, possessive, terrestrial, banausic, object-oriented

Nearby words

material implication, material mode, materialise, materialism, materialist, materialistic, materiality, materialization, materialize, materially, materials

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materialistic


adj.

1829, from materialist + -ic. Related: Materialistically.

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