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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Adjective- Of, relating to, or occupied in the gaining of wealth.

Usage examples (4)
  • The sustainable degrowth movement insists on the non-chrematistic value of local, reciprocal services.
  • Thus the unnatural—chrematistic—means of ministering to the natural life-process becomes elevated as the end of social life:
  • Aristotle condemns usury because it is the most extreme and dangerous form of chrematistic acquisition, or the art of making money for its own sake.
  • 23 In contrast to this household or “economic” form is the “chrematistic” form of unnatural acquisition. for more
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