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Meaning of PHILISTINISM

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a desire for wealth and material possessions with little interest in ethical or spiritual matters
 

PHILISTINISM is a 12 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: materialism
 
 See Also: desire

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Phi*lis"tin*ism\, n.
The condition, character, aims, and habits of the class
called Philistines. See {Philistine}, 3. [Recent] --Carlyle.

      On the side of beauty and taste, vulgarity; on the side
      of morals and feeling, coarseness; on the side of mind
      and spirit, unintelligence, -- this is Philistinism.
                                               --M. Arnold.

 

 

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