Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

The denial of the existence of soul or spirit; devotion to materal interests.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "materialism":

  1. He admired Douglas to a degree, but he disliked what he sensed in him as materialism. - "Children of the Market Place", Edgar Lee Masters.
  2. And, no doubt, in one important respect it is less unphilosophical than the opposite theory of materialism. - "Mind and Motion and Monism", George John Romanes.
  3. The one cause tended to create a notion that unassisted reason was sufficient for all human needs; the other developed a frequent bias to materialism. - "The English Church in the Eighteenth Century", Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton.