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.

Nearby words

  1. material implication,
  2. material mode,
  3. materialise,
  4. materialism,
  5. materialist,
  6. materiality,
  7. materialization,
  8. materialize,
  9. materially,
  10. materials

Origin of materialistic

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for materialistically



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper