materialistic


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of or preoccupied with material rather than spiritual or intellectual things

Synonyms for materialistic

marked by materialism

conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class

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Additional evidence gathered by Diener's group points to three reasons that materialistic people may report more than their share of dissatisfaction and foul moods.
At the same time, our consumer culture, characterized by materialism and compulsive buying, also has an effect on people's happiness: the desire for materialistic possessions leads to lower life satisfaction.
They (westerners) consider materialism as a principle C* accordingly and based on such a principle they embarked on removing whatever barrier in their way even through waging wars on the other countries, including such freedom-seeking states as Iran and Palestine, that stand against their materialistic school of thought," member of the parliament's Judicial Commission Seyed Salman Zaker told FNA.
IT'S long been claimed advertisers are turning children into materialistic monsters.
When facing certain death, the belief is that the materialistic goes away and we are faced with only four last "things" - the actual physical death, judgment, heaven, and hell.
She believes that today's materialistic world makes it hard to reach the spiritual side of life.
Research for Voluntary Service Overseas showed that most people believe the country is becoming more materialistic - but this is not making Britons happier.
Houshiary's works restore spiritual feeling to abstract painting, which, under Greenberg's ministrations, had become mindlessly materialistic.
When I teach Emersonian idealism to my American literature students, to make the concept accessible, I find I must first undermine their unreflecting materialistic assumptions.
But underlying this seemingly materialistic mindset is a strong anti-materialistic sub-culture, which views happiness over materialism.
The group is characterized as materialistic and feels that money is the best measure of success.
A lot of research has shown that shopaholics tend to have materialistic values.
ISLAMABAD -- Unhappy kids are more likely to become materialistic than children who are happy with their lives, a new study from the Netherlands suggests.
ANDREW PAIN asks if kids are more materialistic now Christmas is about Apple iPods and Orange phones.