1. A philosophy that holds that everything that exists is made of matter. (see also metaphysical naturalism)

2. The belief that material wealth is the greatest good. (see also objectivism)
1. "It is not materialism that is the chief curse of the world, as pastors teach, but idealism. Men get into trouble by taking their visions and hallucinations too seriously." --H.L. Mencken

2. "It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly." --Thoreau
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the preoccupation with possessions, and caring more about things instead of people and what's more important in life. Materialsim distracts people from what's really important in life. Therefore, the pursuit of materialism is an empty, wasted life because those things are inanimate objects that dont comfort you or talk to you; they are just as mortal as we.
Materialism is a form of greed that distracts people from what's really important in life, and can make a person very lonely and unhappy.
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a adjective used to describe someone who relies on objects to bring them happiness.
based on the 1980s song 'Material Girl' by Madonna

alternative adjective: materialistic
guy 1: so i bought this really hot car.. it'll keep me happy for a week or so.
guy 2: dude you're so material .
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Devotion to material wealth (tangible objects) It is also a philosophy that states that all things, will eventually be explained by physical properties. Most Westerners are materialists. Which means they are bastards who crave material wealth and will go to no end to get more. See Capitalism Materialism will be the downfall of society.
|=|_|(|{ j00, you westerner, materialist bastard.
by Karl Marx October 14, 2004
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Something people use to help them come down faster when they're masturbating.
Almost always porn or sexually related things.
'I can't masturbate without material anymore because pornography has ruined my imagination".
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A social life threatening disorder characterized by being a douchebag and a tool. Many times you are very small, with a large ego and very few friends, and are very annoying around girls. There is no cure
Matt suffers from Materiitis because he tries to be cool around girls, even though they think your your annoying.
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noun, always capitalized.
fodder for writing or gossip, as in when someone does something so stupid/upsetting/wonderful, you can't wait to write/blog/twitter about it.
Pia: I can't believe your boyfriend dumped you for your best friend! What are you going to do?
Zadora: Turn him into Material.

or

Roberto: Did you see that? I can't believe he stood up on the chair and made a spectacle of himself in front of a live television audience!
Benigni: Material.
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