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mammon

Syllabification: mam·mon
Pronunciation: /ˈmamən
 
/
(also Mammon)

Definition of mammon in English:

noun

Wealth regarded as an evil influence or false object of worship and devotion. It was taken by medieval writers as the name of the devil of covetousness, and revived in this sense by Milton.
Example sentences
  • But libertinism itself is as distinct from libertarianism as worship of Mammon is distinct from conservatism.
  • In backing the demolition plan, he has shown he is committed to the worship of Mammon.
  • If there is an idol behind the idols of corporate globalization, it is Mammon.

Origin

late Middle English: via late Latin from New Testament Greek mamōnas (see Matt. 6:24, Luke 16:9–13), from Aramaic māmōn 'riches'.

Derivatives

mammonism

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌizəm/
noun
Example sentences
  • He also seems to have confirmed his existing prejudices against Utilitarians, Parliamentarians, a ‘do-nothing Aristocracy’, and the pervasive spirit of ‘Mammonism’.
  • This means combating Commercialism and Mammonism which has not yet become an important agenda.
  • As a consequence of all these forces, the values of Mammonism have begun to prevail inside the family's ‘haven’ as well as out.

mammonist

2
noun
Example sentences
  • These boards make it possible for the Mammonists to perform their mystical rites that much faster.
  • Aren't we just trying to be the best Mammonists that we can be?
  • The Mammonists distrust intellectualism in this country because they see it as a threat to unquestioned acceptance of the religion that they are promoting.

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