Definition of materialistic in English:

materialistic

adjective

  • Excessively concerned with material possessions; money-oriented.

    ‘we're living in a highly materialistic society’
    • ‘In this materialistic era, even teachers have changed their lifestyle.’
    • ‘I've never been that materialistic, but I need something, some kind of tool to improve my self-esteem.’
    • ‘I am not going to paint a broad stroke and say our society is materialistic, is driven by consumer needs or is a slave to marketing.’
    • ‘These seem like odd responses since she doesn't come across as materialistic, but perhaps that's why.’
    • ‘Sensual and materialistic, they want all the power, comfort and control they can get out of life.’
    worldly, consumerist, money-oriented, money-grubbing
    capitalistic, bourgeois
    acquisitive, greedy, grasping, avaricious, rapacious
    yuppie
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Pronunciation:

materialistic

/məˌtɪərɪəˈlɪstɪk/