materialistic

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

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.

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