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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A desire for wealth and material possessions with little interest in ethical or spiritual matters.

Usage examples (35)
  • The story no longer affected either of them, and to worry oneself about it was mere "philistinism," a favourite term with
  • This is not the philistinism of an English empiricist.
  • Thoughts on "conspiracy theory or blinkered philistinism"
  • If this be philistinism on my part, then make the most of it. for more
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