materialism NOUN 1) a tendency to consider material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values. 2) Philosophy the doctrine that nothing exists except matter and its movements and modifications.
DERIVATIVES materialist noun & adjective materialistic adjective.

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  • materialist — MATERIALÍST, Ă, materialişti, ste, s.m. şi f., adj. 1. s.m. şi f. Adept al materialismului (1). 2. adj. Care aparţine materialismului (1), care se referă la materialism, privitor la concepţiile materialismului. 3. adj., s.m. şi f …   Dicționar Român

  • Materialist — Ma*te ri*al*ist (m[.a]*t[=e] r[i^]*al*[i^]st), n. [Cf. F. mat[ e]rialiste.] 1. One who denies the existence of spiritual substances or agents, and maintains that spiritual phenomena, so called, are the result of some peculiar organization of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Materialist — (lat.), Anhänger des Materialismus (s. d.); Detailhändler, Spezereihändler, der mit Materialwaren (s. d.) oder Spezereien handelt, auch soviel wie Drogist (s. Drogen) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Materialíst — Materialíst, Anhänger des Materialismus; auch Händler mit Materialwaren …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • materialist — (n.) 1660s and after in various philosophical and theological senses, on model of Fr. matérialiste, from MATERIAL (Cf. material) (n.) + IST (Cf. ist). Also Cf. MATERIALISM (Cf. materialism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • materialist — [mə tir′ē əlist] n. 1. a person who believes in MATERIALISM (sense 1) 2. a person characterized by MATERIALISM (sense 2) adj. of materialism or materialists materialistic adj. materialistically adv …   English World dictionary

  • materialíst — a m (ȋ) 1. pristaš materializma: materialisti in idealisti / dela pomembnih materialistov ♦ filoz. dialektični, mehanični materialist 2. nav. slabš. človek, ki ceni zlasti gmotne koristi in materialne dobrine: ta človek je precejšen materialist; …   Slovar slovenskega knjižnega jezika

  • materialist — [[t]mətɪ͟əriəlɪst[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Materialist is used to describe things relating to the philosophy of materialism. ...the materialist view of nature and society …   English dictionary

  • Materialist — En materialist er en indehaver af en butik, hvor der kan købes kemikaler, farvestoffer med mere …   Danske encyklopædi

  • Materialist — Ma|te|ri|a|list der; en, en <aus gleichbed. fr. matérialiste bzw. engl. materialist>: 1. Vertreter u. Anhänger des philos. Materialismus; Ggs. ↑Idealist 2. für höhere geistige Dinge wenig interessierter, nur auf eigenen Nutzen u. Vorteil… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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