mammonism [ mam-uh-niz-uhm ]
1. the greedy pursuit of riches.
OTHER WORDS FROM MAMMONISM
mam·mon·ist, mam·mon·ite, noun
Origin: First recorded in 1835–45; mammon + -ism
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR MAMMONISM
They cared nothing for mammonism, that some philosophical crank has defined to be a physical force that makes men invertebrates.
THE BROKEN SWORD|DENNISON WORTHINGTON
The game-preserving interest is worth maintenance if only as clashing with mammonism.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 64, NO. 393, JULY 1848|VARIOUS
But of a Midas-eared Mammonism, which indeed at bottom all pure Mammonisms are, what better can you expect?
PAST AND PRESENT|THOMAS CARLYLE
Our national peril is Mammonism, and the sordid pursuit of gold.
THE BATTLE OF PRINCIPLES|NEWELL DWIGHT HILLIS
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