English version

materialistic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmaterialisticma‧te‧ri‧a‧lis‧tic /məˌtɪəriəˈlɪstɪk◂ $ -ˌtɪr-/ adjective  GREEDYconcerned only with money and possessions rather than things of the mind such as art, religion, or moral beliefs – used to show disapproval He’s so materialistic. the materialistic values of American societymaterialistically /-kli/ adverb
Examples from the Corpus
materialisticDarwin challenged this approach with his revival of the materialistic alternative.Christmas has become materialistic and commercial.I am not materialistic and I am not snobby, I hope.Western societies are becoming more materialistic as their wealth increases.Marx's philosophy of history, however, is materialistic as well as dialectic.This reversed the materialistic concept that conditions determine psychology.But the problem is that we are not materialistic enough.The conception about reacting mechanically to events is not a purely materialistic one, as it may seem at first sight.a materialistic personThey were still thinking of the kingdom in materialistic terms.Kids these days are very materialistic. They only seem to be interested in expensive toys and computer games.We are of the deeply held belief that many human beings have come to behave as materialistic tyrants.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.