anti-materialism

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noun an·ti-ma·te·ri·al·ism \ ˌan-tē-mə-ˈtir-ē-ə-ˌli-zəm , ˌan-tī- \
variants: or less commonly antimaterialism

Definition of anti-materialism

:opposition to materialism
  • Anti-communism was a favorite subject of the 1950s, he said, but so, to his surprise, was anti-materialism.
  • —Gayle White
  • Anyone of a certain age will recall that dumpster diving first became a lifestyle choice in the 1960s as part of the decade's brief flirtation with antimaterialism
  • —Janna Malamud Smith

anti-materialist

or less commonly antimaterialist play \ˌan-tē-mə-ˈtir-ē-ə-list, ˌan-tī-\ adjective
    • anti-materialist values

anti-materialistic

or less commonly antimaterialistic play \ˌan-tē-mə-ˌtir-ē-ə-ˈlis-tik, ˌan-tī-\ adjective
    • The absence of money values may be partly caused by the vague anti-materialistic sentiments of the sorts of young college graduates who choose Washington over New York and Los Angeles.
    • —Michael Lewis

First Known Use of anti-materialism

1820


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