a person who is markedly more concerned with things than with spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values.
an adherent of philosophical .
concerned with things; materialistic.
of or relating to philosophical or its adherents.
As though any great poet who had come to years of discretion could be a materialist or an infidel.
Victor Hugo: His Life and Works G. Barnett Smith
It is customary to condemn the American as a materialist because of his worship of success.
What I Saw in America G. K. Chesterton
Some declared he was afraid of spirits; but he was too stout a materialist!
Calamities and Quarrels of Authors Isaac Disraeli
The materialist answers: “The matter of the brain creates thought.”
The Mind and the Brain Alfred Binet
This is saying in so many words that the science of the materialist is adequate for the proof that his opponent knows nothing.
The Positive Outcome of Philosophy Joseph Dietzgen
But first, let us do so from the materialist’s own stand-point.
Life: Its True Genesis R. W. Wright
My friend is an atheist and materialist, but enjoys the life which he despises, and fears death, which he does not know.
Legends August Strindberg
“The external world,” says the materialist––“Does not exist,” says the Idealist.
The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
The materialist’s allegation is generally, that he wishes to accept as little as possible.
The Philosophy of Natural Theology William Jackson
In short, the cow does fulfill the materialist theory of history: that is why the cow has no history.
A Miscellany of Men G. K. Chesterton
1660s and after in various philosophical and theological senses, on model of French matérialiste, from material (n.) + -ist. Also cf. materialism.
excessively concerned with physical comforts or the acquisition of wealth and possessions, rather than with spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values. adhering to the philosophy of , a theory that regards matter as constituting the universe and all its phenomena. Contemporary Examples This is sort of a materialistic tradition, but every year for Sundance, my friends […]
- Anti materialistic
excessively concerned with physical comforts or the acquisition of wealth and possessions, rather than with spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values. adhering to the philosophy of , a theory that regards matter as constituting the universe and all its phenomena. adj. 1829, from materialist + -ic. Related: Materialistically.
composed only of antiparticles, especially antiprotons, antineutrons, and positrons. Contemporary Examples Instead, dark matter is its own antimatter, so any pair of particles that meet will destroy each other. Still No Dark Matter from Space Station Experiment Matthew R. Francis September 20, 2014 Historical Examples On the average, one atom out of every ten million […]
an assembly of moving parts performing a complete functional motion, often being part of a large machine; linkage. the agency or means by which an effect is produced or a purpose is accomplished. machinery or mechanical appliances in general. the structure or arrangement of parts of a machine or similar device, or of anything analogous. […]