- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)adj. material, worldly; pleasure-seeking, hedonistic, sybaritic, epicurean; greedy, avaricious, mercenary. See irreligion, pleasure, gluttony.II(Roget's IV) modif.Syn. mundane, carnal, earthly-minded, object-oriented, possessive, acquisitive, capitalistic, unspiritual, secular, earthy, material; see also greedy 1 , worldly 1 .Ant. impractical*, spiritual, ascetic.III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.acquisitive, greedy, *keeping up with the Joneses, *like a yuppie.IV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Of or preoccupied with material rather than spiritual or intellectual things: material, sensual. See BODY.
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Materialistic — Ma*te ri*al*is tic, Materialistical Ma*te ri*al*is tic*al, a. Of or pertaining to materialism or materialists; of the nature of materialism. [1913 Webster] But to me his very spiritualism seemed more materialistic than his physics. C. Kingsley.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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materialistic — 1829, from MATERIALIST (Cf. materialist) + IC (Cf. ic). Related: Materialistically … Etymology dictionary
materialistic — [adj] thinking mainly about physical things acquisitive, banausic, carnal, earthlyminded, earthy, greedy, material, mundane, object oriented, possessive, profane, secular, sensual, temporal, terrestrial, unspiritual; concept 542 Ant. spiritual,… … New thesaurus
materialistic — ma|te|ri|a|lis|tic [məˌtıəriəˈlıstık US ˌtır ] adj concerned only with money and possessions rather than things of the mind such as art, religion, or moral beliefs used in order to show disapproval ▪ He s so materialistic. ▪ the materialistic… … Dictionary of contemporary English
materialistic — [[t]mətɪ͟əriəlɪ̱stɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe a person or society as materialistic, you are critical of them because they attach too much importance to money and material possessions. During the 1980s Britain became a very… … English dictionary
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materialistic — adjective see materialism … New Collegiate Dictionary