materialism has definitions from the field of philosophy
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[ noun ] a desire for wealth and material possessions with little interest in ethical or spiritual matters

Synonyms

philistinism

Used in print

(Brainard Cheney, "Christianity and the Tragic Vision-Ut...)

Moreover the centralization of our economy during the 1920 s , the dislocations of the Depression , the common ethos of Materialism everywhere , all contributed in various ways to the face-lifting that replaced Mike_Fink and the Great_Gatsby with the anonymous physiognomy of the Little_People .

(Arlin Turner, "William Faulkner, Southern Novelist"...)

If the barn-burner 's family produces a Flem_Snopes , who personifies commercialism and materialism in hyperbolic crassness , the Compson family produces a Jason_Compson 4 , .

Related terms

desire

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[ noun ] (philosophy) the philosophical theory that matter is the only reality

Synonyms

physicalism

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