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

  1. :  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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