Definition of Materialism:

  1. A tendency to consider material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values.

  2. Concept that whatever exists in nature can be perceived through senses (is physical), and what cannot be perceived (such as mind, mental states, or spirit) does not exist.

  3. Concept that economic (monetary) relations are the at the basis of all social interactions and relationships.

  4. The doctrine that nothing exists except matter and its movements and modifications.

Synonyms of Materialism

Greed, Greediness, Covetousness, Cupidity, Possessiveness, Grasping, Graspingness, Grabbing, Avarice, Avidity, Predatoriness, Rapaciousness, Rapacity, Voracity, Voraciousness, Mercenariness, Materialism, Adam, Marxism, Philistinism, Animalism, Animality, Atomism, Beastliness, Behaviorism, Bestiality, Brutality, Brutishness, Carnal nature, Carnal-mindedness, Carnality, Coarseness, Commonsense realism, Dialectical materialism, Earthiness, Earthliness, Earthly-mindedness, Empiricism, Epiphenomenalism, Fallen nature, Fallen state, Flesh, Fleshliness, Grossness, Historical materialism, Hylomorphism, Hylotheism, Hylozoism, Idealism, Lapsed state, Mechanism, Mundaneness, Natural realism, Naturalism, New realism, Nonspirituality, Physicalism, Physicism, Positive philosophy, Positivism, Postlapsarian state, Pragmaticism, Pragmatism, Realism, Representative realism, Secularism, Substantialism, Swinishness, Temporality, The Old Adam, The beast, The flesh, The offending Adam, Unspirituality, Worldliness, Worldly-mindedness

How to use Materialism in a sentence?

  1. And, if we dont really know what matter is, then materialism is in trouble.
  2. They hated the sinful materialism of the wicked city.

Meaning of Materialism & Materialism Definition