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Definition of Materialist


  1. One who denies the existence of spiritual substances or agents, and maintains that spiritual phenomena, so called, are the result of some peculiar organization of matter.
  2. One who holds to the existence of matter, as distinguished from the idealist, who denies it.

Materialist Quotations

Spirituality does two things for you. One, you are forced to become more selfless, two, you trust to providence. The opposite of a spiritual man is a materialist. If I was a materialist I would be making lots of money doing endorsements, doing cricket commentary. I have no interest in that.
Imran Khan

We live in a materialist world, and materialism appeals so strongly to humanity, no matter where.
Wole Soyinka

Sorry, I'm still a dialectical materialist.
Fidel Castro

The idealist walks on tiptoe, the materialist on his heels.
Malcolm de Chazal

The human imagination... has great difficulty in living strictly within the confines of a materialist practice or philosophy. It dreams, like a dog in its basket, of hares in the open.
John Berger
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