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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

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

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

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

Even when Darwin's teaching first made its appearance, it became clear at once that its scientific, materialist core, its teaching concerning the evolution of living nature, was antagonistic to the idealism that reigned in biology.
Trofim Lysenko
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