Mammonish
Mammonish Mam"mon*ish, a. Actuated or prompted by a devotion to money getting or the service of Mammon. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]

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  • mammonish — adjective actuated or prompted by a devotion to money getting or the service of Mammon …   Wiktionary

  • mammonish — mam·mon·ish …   English syllables

  • mammonish — ˈmamənish adjective : actuated or prompted by a devotion to money getting or the service of mammon …   Useful english dictionary

  • mammon — mammonish, adj. /mam euhn/, n. 1. New Testament. riches or material wealth. Matt. 6:24; Luke 16:9,11,13. 2. (often cap.) a personification of riches as an evil spirit or deity. [1350 1400; ME < LL < Gk mam(m)onâs < Aram mamona riches] Syn. 1.… …   Universalium

  • Mammonization — Mam mon*i*za tion, n. The process of making mammonish; the state of being under the influence of mammonism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mammonize — Mam mon*ize, v. t. To make mammonish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mammonic — adjective a) Of, or pertaining to, Mammons. b) rich, having great wealth acquired immorally. Syn: mammonish …   Wiktionary

  • 拜金 — bàijīn [mammonish] 追求金钱, 以其为一切活动中心 拜金狂 拜金者 …   Advanced Chinese dictionary

  • mammon — /ˈmæmən / (say mamuhn) noun 1. New Testament riches or material wealth. 2. (usually upper case) a personification of riches as an evil spirit or deity: *Lip service is given to noble ideals, but in fact what is mainly served is mammon. –charles… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Mammon — n. 1 wealth regarded as a god or as an evil influence. 2 the worldly rich. Derivatives: Mammonish adj. Mammonism n. Mammonist n. Mammonite n. Etymology: ME f. LL Mam(m)ona f. Gk mamonas f. Aram. mamon riches: see Matt. 6:24, Luke 16:9 13 …   Useful english dictionary

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