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MATERIALISTIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does materialistic mean? 

MATERIALISTIC (adjective)
  The adjective MATERIALISTIC has 2 senses:

1. marked by materialism
2. conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class

  Familiarity information: MATERIALISTIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MATERIALISTIC (adjective)


Sense 1materialistic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by materialism

Synonyms:

materialistic; mercenary; worldly-minded

Similar:

worldly (characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world)


Sense 2materialistic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class

Synonyms:

bourgeois; materialistic; conservative

Context example:

a bourgeois mentality

Similar:

middle-class (occupying a socioeconomic position intermediate between those of the lower classes and the wealthy)


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