materialistically

materialistic

[muh-teer-ee-uh-lis-tik]
adjective
1.
excessively concerned with physical comforts or the acquisition of material things rather than spiritual, intellectual, moral, or cultural values.
2.
adhering to the philosophy of materialism (the theory that regards matter as constituting the universe and all its phenomena).

Origin:
materialist + -ic

materialistically, adverb
antimaterialistic, adjective
antimaterialistically, adverb
nonmaterialistic, adjective
nonmaterialistically, adverb
semimaterialistic, adjective
unmaterialistic, adjective
unmaterialistically, adverb
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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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materialistic
1845, from materialist.
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