AskDefine | Define materialistic

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materialistic adj
1 marked by materialism [syn: mercenary, worldly-minded]
2 conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class; "a bourgeois mentality" [syn: bourgeois, conservative]

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  1. Being overly concerned with material possessions and wealth.

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overly concerned with possessions

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Materialistic describes a person who is markedly more concerned with material things than with spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values; an adherent of materialism

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