ma‧te‧ri‧al‧is‧m [uncountable]
1 the belief that money and possessions are more important than art, religion, moral beliefs etc - used in order to show disapproval:
a reaction to a world full of shallow materialism
2RP the belief that only physical things really exist
materialist adjective:
materialist philosophy
materialist noun [countable]
We confess to being hopeless materialists, surrounded by our own neat stuff.

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