[ muh-teer-ee-uh-lis-tik ]
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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.

Origin of materialistic


Other words from materialistic

  • ma·te·ri·al·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb
  • an·ti·ma·te·ri·al·is·tic, adjective
  • an·ti·ma·te·ri·al·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb
  • non·ma·te·ri·al·is·tic, adjective
  • non·ma·te·ri·al·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb
  • sem·i·ma·te·ri·al·is·tic, adjective
  • un·ma·te·ri·al·is·tic, adjective
  • un·ma·te·ri·al·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use materialistic in a sentence

  • It consists of animistic, theological and dualistic habits of thought, issuing in utopianism and non-materialistic idealism.

    Socialism: Positive and Negative | Robert Rives La Monte
  • If we are to take a non-materialistic view of memory we are plunged into a metaphysical discussion which cannot here be pursued.

    Science and Morals and Other Essays | Bertram Coghill Alan Windle