Definition of materialist in English:

materialist

noun

  • 1A person who considers material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values.

    ‘greedy materialists lusting for consumer baubles’
  • 2Philosophy
    A person who supports the theory that nothing exists except matter and its movements and modifications.

    ‘an atheist and philosophical materialist’

adjective

  • 1Considering material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values.

    ‘a greedy materialist population’
    ‘his anger at social injustice and materialist greed’
  • 2Philosophy
    Relating to the theory that nothing exists except matter and its movements and modifications.

    ‘atheistic materialist philosophy’

Pronunciation

materialist

/məˈtɪərɪəlɪst/