materialist

[muh-teer-ee-uh-list]
noun
1.
a person who is markedly more concerned with material things than with spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values.
2.
an adherent of philosophical materialism.
adjective
3.
concerned with material things; materialistic.
4.
of or pertaining to philosophical materialism or its adherents.

Origin:
1660–70; < Neo-Latin māteriālista. See material, -ist

materialistic, adjective
antimaterialist, noun, adjective
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materialism (məˈtɪərɪəˌlɪzəm)
 
n
1.  interest in and desire for money, possessions, etc, rather than spiritual or ethical values
2.  philosophy idealism Compare dualism See also identity theory the monist doctrine that matter is the only reality and that the mind, the emotions, etc, are merely functions of it
3.  ethics the rejection of any religious or supernatural account of things
 
ma'terialist
 
n, —adj
 
material'istic
 
adj
 
material'istically
 
adv

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materialist
1660s, in various philosophical and theological senses of from material (q.v.). Also cf. materialism.
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Example sentences
The materialist insists that the path ends with physics.
He was also a materialist, believing that the atoms obeyed laws, not that they received external guidance.
We have been on these questions in a materialist mood in the twentieth century.
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