- Constant concern over material possessions and wealth; a great or excessive regard for worldly concerns.
- (philosophy) The philosophical belief that nothing exists beyond what is physical.
- (philosophy): idealism
- dialectical materialism
- philosophical materialism
Adjectives for Materialism
ruthless; dialectical; advanced; practical; lifeless; brutal; unreligious; coarse; scientific; crass.
Verbs for Materialism
absorb by—; accentuate—; cloak—; degen erate into—; disparage—; infest with—; lapse into—; shrink from—; sink into—; tend to—; transmute—; —blasphemes; — desecrates; —doubts; —hardens; —perverts; —profanes; —questions; —scorns; — wanes.
Adam, Marxism, Philistinism, animalism, animality, atomism, beastliness, behaviorism, bestiality, brutality, brutishness, carnal nature, carnal-mindedness, carnality, coarseness, commonsense realism, dialectical materialism, earthiness, earthliness, earthly-mindedness, empiricism, epiphenomenalism, fallen nature, fallen state, flesh, fleshliness, grossness, historical materialism, hylomorphism, hylotheism, hylozoism, idealism, lapsed state, mechanism, mundaneness, natural realism, naturalism, new realism, nonspirituality, physicalism, physicism, positive philosophy, positivism, postlapsarian state, pragmaticism, pragmatism, realism, representative realism, secularism, substantialism, swinishness, temporality, the Old Adam, the beast, the flesh, the offending Adam, unspirituality, worldliness, worldly-mindedness
- Materialism in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Materialism in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911