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noun as in desire for possessions

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He also co-hosts the Materialism Podcast, a show about materials science.

It’s a rebellion against the mainstream of materialism, of hypocrisy, of individualism, of the status quo.

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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Both followed wars; people were tired of idealism and self-sacrifice and were determined to enjoy a self- indulgent materialism.

It just feeds the fire of materialism, and feeds the fire of make up, and false attire, and whatnot.

You mentioned “materialism” earlier, and one of the themes of both The Hunger Games and Divergent is class warfare.

A Youtube video of some jet-setting Buddhist monks has Thailand scrambling to crack down on materialism in the monastic ranks.

It seems the world of law and idol breaking needed something of the Greeks' materialism, too.

Materialism, it is objected, makes of man a mere machine, which is considered very debasing to the human race.

So atheism, and the disbelief of the existence of the soul after death, characterized that materialism.

It was partly too to encourage "a religious and poetic sentiment" in Italy, and combat the dominant scepticism and materialism.

In Euripides, we see the first fatal symptoms of the skepticism and materialism which finally overtook the Greek stage.

Hence she welcomed eagerly everything which seemed to show that materialism was the true philosophy of life.


On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to materialism, such as: heterodoxy, pragmatism, utilitarianism, and physicism.

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