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materialistic

[muh-teer-ee-uh-lis-tik] /məˌtɪər i əˈlɪs tɪk/
adjective
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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materialistically, adverb
antimaterialistic, adjective
antimaterialistically, adverb
nonmaterialistic, adjective
nonmaterialistically, adverb
semimaterialistic, adjective
unmaterialistic, adjective
unmaterialistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for anti-materialistic

materialistic

adj.

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

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