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

Related formsma·te·ri·al·is·ti·cal·ly, adverban·ti·ma·te·ri·al·is·tic, adjectivean·ti·ma·te·ri·al·is·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·ma·te·ri·al·is·tic, adjectivenon·ma·te·ri·al·is·ti·cal·ly, adverbsem·i·ma·te·ri·al·is·tic, adjectiveun·ma·te·ri·al·is·tic, adjectiveun·ma·te·ri·al·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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Related Words for materialistic

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

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Word Origin and History for materialistic


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

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