Definition of Materialistic

1. Adjective. Marked by materialism.

Exact synonyms: Mercenary, Worldly-minded
Similar to: Secular, Temporal, Worldly
Derivative terms: Materialism



2. Adjective. Conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class. "A bourgeois mentality"
Exact synonyms: Bourgeois, Conservative
Similar to: Middle-class
Derivative terms: Materialism

Definition of Materialistic

1. a. Of or pertaining to materialism or materialists; of the nature of materialism.

Definition of Materialistic

1. Adjective. Being overly concerned with material possessions and wealth. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or concerning philosophical materialism. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Materialistic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Materialistic

material implication
material logic
material possession
material resource
material support
material witness
materialisation
materialisations
materialise
materialised
materialises
materialising
materialism
materialisms
materialist
materialistic (current term)
materialistical
materialistically
materialists
materialities
materiality
materializable
materialization
materializations
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materialized
materializer
materializers
materializes
materializing

Literary usage of Materialistic

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Besides idealistic Monism there is Monism of the materialistic type, which proclaims that there is but one reality, namely, matter, whether matter be an ..."

2. The Twentieth Century City by Josiah Strong (1898)
"Ill The materialistic City a Menace to Itself IT has been shown that ... A city is not necessarily materialistic because it is rich and magnificent. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The education given to the medical student seems in general too grossly materialistic, too somatic. He learns but one side of this two- sided story; ..."

4. The Characteristics and the Religion of Modern Socialism by John Joseph Ming (1908)
"SECTION VI Bearings of the materialistic Conception of History BEFORE closing ... From the conclusions arrived at we know the materialistic conception of ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"But, in spite of these materialistic tendencies, he followed Hume in reducing ... Spencer's own materialistic definition of evolution : otherwise there will ..."

6. Socialism: Positive and Negative by Robert Rives La Monte (1907)
"At bottom, when we talk intelligently of the materialistic Conception of History, we simply mean, what every man by his daily conduct proves to be true, ..."

7. History of Economic Thought: A Critical Account of the Origin and by Lewis Henry Haney (1920)
"Marx's materialistic interpretation of history is his half conscious ... It is the attempt to make an idealistic body run upon materialistic legs — to ..."

8. Occident, with Preludes on Current Events by Joseph Cook (1884)
"It pains you to find that there is a British materialistic school. You happen to express this view in company to professors of Edinburgh and Glasgow, ..."

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