Meaning of “materialism” in the English Dictionary

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materialismnoun [ U ]

us /məˈtɪr·i·əˌlɪz·əm/

social studies the belief that money, possessions, and comfort are the most important things to obtain in life

adjective us /məˌtɪr·i·əˈlɪs·tɪk/

I was a materialistic person, very career-oriented, with a large ego.

(Definition of “materialism” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)