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1. materialism

noun. ['məˈtɪriːəˌlɪzəm'] a desire for wealth and material possessions with little interest in ethical or spiritual matters.

Synonyms

  • desire

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • material (English)
  • material (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Dialectical Materialism

  • imperialism

2. dialectical

adjective. ['ˌdaɪəˈlɛktɪkəl'] of or relating to or employing dialectic.

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • dialectic (English)
  • διαλεκτική (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. materialism

noun. ['məˈtɪriːəˌlɪzəm'] (philosophy) the philosophical theory that matter is the only reality.

Synonyms

  • philosophical doctrine
  • physicalism
  • philosophical theory

Antonyms

  • hereditarianism
  • despair

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • material (English)
  • material (Middle English (1100-1500))

Example sentences of the word dialectical-materialism


1. Noun Phrase
His beliefs were based on dialectical materialism, a theory that explains history as the result of material forces in conflict and contradiction.

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