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Definition of "materialistic" []

  • Being overly concerned with material possessions and wealth. (adjective)
  • Of or concerning philosophical materialism. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "materialistic" in a sentence
  • "Yet it would seem that such a proposition must be held by a materialist, or by what can be implied by the term "monist," used in its narrowest and most unphilosophic sense -- a sense which would be better expressed by the term materialistic-monist, with a limitation of the term matter to the terrestrial chemical elements and their combinations, _i. e._, to that form of substance to which the human race has grown accustomed -- a sense which tends to exclude ethereal and other generalisations and unknown possibilities such as would occur to a philosophic monist of the widest kind."
  • "While their priorities initially differed, repeatedly talking about their financial goals got the couple focused on long-term planning versus shorter-term "materialistic needs," he says."
  • "This, of course, made sensory qualities as experienced inexplicable in materialistic terms."