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.
Contemporary Examples

This is sort of a materialistic tradition, but every year for Sundance, my friends and I road trip out here.
Shailene Woodley Opens Up About Coming of Age, ‘Divergent,’ and the Faults in Our World Marlow Stern January 21, 2014

Like protest in literature, materialistic amorality has, of course, been done before.
Literary Gold in Hard Times Chloë Schama November 3, 2011

No one cared about materialistic things or how much money you made.
The Studio 54 of Sex Jon Hart April 6, 2009

If “you” is either faux Julia —the sanctimonious, “serious” actress or the materialistic, superficial starlet—the answer is no.
12 Most Annoying Commercials of 2010 Shannon Donnelly December 24, 2010

In fact, Brent is one of the least materialistic people I have ever met.
A Cult Child’s Journey Through Hell Maia Szalavitz May 21, 2009

Historical Examples

Do your sthetic sensibilities shrink at these materialistic descriptions?
An American Girl in Munich Mabel W. Daniels

At all events, it is a legitimate induction from materialistic premises.
Life: Its True Genesis R. W. Wright

Let our materialistic friends summon them, then, to their aid.
Life: Its True Genesis R. W. Wright

Physical science is as little Atheistic as it is materialistic.’
Mind and Motion and Monism George John Romanes

But if we judge a materialistic writer, let us show him wherein the truth of life differs from the truth in his book.
The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII. Guy de Maupassant

adj.

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

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