Definition of materialistic in English:


Syllabification: ma·te·ri·al·is·tic
Pronunciation: /məˌti(ə)rēəˈlistik


  • Excessively concerned with material possessions; money-oriented: we’re living in a highly materialistic society
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    • Sensual and materialistic, they want all the power, comfort and control they can get out of life.
    • In this materialistic era, even teachers have changed their lifestyle.
    • These seem like odd responses since she doesn't come across as materialistic, but perhaps that's why.
    consumerist, acquisitive, greedy; worldly, capitalistic, bourgeois



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  • Overall, there is little doubt that the lazy, gluttonous, selfish, possessive, lecherous, rich and materialistically orientated job candidates would have been suitably appalled by these prohibitions.
  • The younger generations have benefited materialistically from globalisation and the low price of goods that would otherwise have been collected over a longer period.
  • They are believed to have progressed immensely both materialistically as wells as monetarily during last fifteen years.

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