mammonism

mammonism

[mam-uh-niz-uhm]
noun
the greedy pursuit of riches.

Origin:
1835–45; mammon + -ism

mammonist, mammonite, noun
mammonistic, adjective
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mammon (ˈmæmən)
 
n
1.  riches or wealth regarded as a source of evil and corruption
2.  avarice or greed
 
[C14: via Late Latin from New Testament Greek mammōnas, from Aramaic māmōnā wealth]
 
'mammonish
 
adj
 
'mammonism
 
n
 
'mammonist
 
n
 
'mammonite
 
n
 
mammon'istic
 
adj

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