Associations to the word «Materialism»

Wiktionary

MATERIALISM, noun. Constant concern over material possessions and wealth; a great or excessive regard for worldly concerns.
MATERIALISM, noun. (philosophy) The philosophical belief that nothing exists beyond what is physical.
MATERIALISM, noun. (obsolete) (rare) Material substances in the aggregate; matter.

Dictionary definition

MATERIALISM, noun. A desire for wealth and material possessions with little interest in ethical or spiritual matters.
MATERIALISM, noun. (philosophy) the philosophical theory that matter is the only reality.

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke