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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.

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


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