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synonyms for materialism

  • heterodoxy
  • pragmatism
  • utilitarianism
  • physicism

antonyms for materialism

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  • spiritualism
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How to use materialism in a sentence

It’s a rebellion against the mainstream of materialism, of hypocrisy, of individualism, of the status quo.
COLD WAR KIDS’ NATHAN WILLETT: MY EVANGELICAL STRUGGLENATHAN WILLETTSEPTEMBER 22, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
They supplement this with messages from their peers, teachers, or from the culture around them, which, by and large, increasingly promotes competition and materialism.
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Materialism, it is objected, makes of man a mere machine, which is considered very debasing to the human race.
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
So atheism, and the disbelief of the existence of the soul after death, characterized that materialism.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
It was partly too to encourage "a religious and poetic sentiment" in Italy, and combat the dominant scepticism and materialism.
THE LIFE OF MAZZINIBOLTON KING
In Euripides, we see the first fatal symptoms of the skepticism and materialism which finally overtook the Greek stage.
BRITISH QUARTERLY REVIEW, AMERICAN EDITION, VOLUME LIVVARIOUS
Hence she welcomed eagerly everything which seemed to show that materialism was the true philosophy of life.
EVOLUTION OF LIFE AND FORMANNIE WOOD BESANT
In fact, it is clearly the effect of civilization to develop a cold and calculating materialism.
INVENTIONBRADLEY A. FISKE
Materialism, conscious and avowed Materialism, is in ill repute: and a confessed Materialist therefore a rare character.
AIDS TO REFLECTIONSAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
From the first, it was a protest against materialism, luxury, and enervating pleasures.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VJOHN LORD
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