Ma*te"ri*al*ist(m*t"r*l*st), n. [Cf. F. matrialiste.] 1. One who denies the existence of spiritual substances or agents, and maintains that spiritual phenomena, so called, are the result of some peculiar organization of matter. A believer in philosophical materialism.
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2. One who holds to the existence of matter, as distinguished from the idealist, who denies it.
Ma*te`ri*al*is"tic*al(?), } a. Of or pertaining to materialism or materialists; of the nature of materialism.
But to me his very spiritualism seemed more materialistic than his physics.C. Kingsley.
2. Primarily concerned with material objects and worldly activities, as contrasted with spiritual, moral or philosophical concerns; especially, concerned primarily with gaining money and the things that money can buy.
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