Definition of materialism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtɪəriəlɪzəm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪriəlɪzəm//
    [uncountable] Political views and systems
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  1. 1(usually disapproving) the belief that money, possessions and physical comforts are more important than spiritual values the greed and materialism of modern society See related entries: Political views and systems
  2. 2(philosophy) the belief that only material things exist compare idealism
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