materialist materialist  /mə ˈtɪ ri ə lɪst/


  1. (n) someone with great regard for material possessions
  2. (n) someone who thinks that nothing exists but physical matter


  1. In the year past he has grown three inches, to six feetmore unseen materialist forces, working their will upon him.
  2. I consider myself a true materialist.
  3. The new aristocracy of trade committed itself to a philosophy of materialist progress.


  • Even Buddhist Monks Shop at a Big-Box Store

    In search of the lowest prices on the robes, books, and candles you'll need for your anti-consumerist, anti-materialist life as a Buddhist monk? Thailand’s Hang Sangkapan — rough translation: Monk Supply — has just the thing. Inspired by big-box food stores like Carrefour, founder Sakol Sangmalee opened the first-of-its-kind Hang ... More »        
    on July 23, 2013     Source: New York Magazine


  1. Frederick Engels explained, "According to the materialist conception, the determining factor in history is the production and reproduction of immediate life:" "On the one side, the production of the means of existence, of food, clothing and...
    on Oct 24, 2006 By: Friedrich Engels Source:

  2. Chesterton writes, "For we must remember that the materialist certainly much more limiting than any religion......The Christian is quite free to believe that there is a considerable amount of settled order and inevitable...
    on Aug 11, 2006 By: GK Chesterton Source: NewsByUs

  3. "Maybe people are getting religion in the face of the materialist empire, maybe jobs are scarce out there," adds Harold Attridge, Yale's dean. "Divinity school looks good, especially if there's financial aid and i-banking isn't as attractive...
    on Feb 7, 2009 By: Harold W. Attridge Source: Newsweek

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