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 for materialistic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Materialistic \Ma*te`ri*al*is"tic\, Materialistical
  \Ma*te`ri*al*is"tic*al\, a.
     Of or pertaining to materialism or materialists; of the
     nature of materialism.
     [1913 Webster]
           But to me his very spiritualism seemed more
           materialistic than his physics.          --C. Kingsley.
     [1913 Webster]
     2. Primarily concerned with material objects and worldly
        activities, as contrasted with spiritual, moral or
        philosophical concerns; especially, concerned primarily
        with gaining money and the things that money can buy.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: marked by materialism [syn: materialistic, mercenary,
      2: conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle
         class; "a bourgeois mentality" [syn: bourgeois,
         conservative, materialistic]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  100 Moby Thesaurus words for "materialistic":
     Adamic, Circean, Cyrenaic, Eleatic, Epicurean, Marxian, Marxist,
     Megarian, Philistine, Stoic, animal, animalistic, animist,
     animistic, atomistic, banausic, beastlike, beastly, bestial,
     bodily, breadwinning, brutal, brute, brutish, businesslike, carnal,
     carnal-minded, coarse, commercial, commonsense, cosmotheistic,
     earthly, earthy, eclectic, empirical, eudaemonistic, existential,
     expedient, fallen, fleshly, greedy, gross, hedonic, hedonist,
     hedonistic, humanist, humanistic, hylomorphous, hylotheistic,
     idealistic, instrumentalist, lapsed, material, materialist,
     mechanist, mechanistic, metaphysical, moneymaking, monistic,
     mundane, naturalist, naturalistic, nominalist, nonspiritual,
     orgiastic, panlogistical, pantheistic, physical, positivist,
     positivistic, postlapsarian, practical, pragmatic, pragmatist,
     profane, prosaic, rationalistic, realist, realistic, scholastic,
     secular, sensationalistic, sensual, swinish, syncretistic,
     temporal, terrestrial, theistic, transcendentalist,
     transcendentalistic, unspiritual, utilitarian, vitalistic,
     voluntarist, voluntaristic, workaday, workday, working, worldly,

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