Mammonism Mam"mon*ism, n. Devotion to the pursuit of wealth; worldliness. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]

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  • mammonism — noun see mammon …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mammonism — mammonist, mammonite, n. mammonistic, adj. /mam euh niz euhm/, n. the greedy pursuit of riches. [1835 45; MAMMON + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • mammonism — noun The pursuit of great wealth. See Also: mammonist, mammonistic …   Wiktionary

  • Mammonism — mam·mon·ism || mæmÉ™nɪzm n. greedy chase of wealth; materiality, worldliness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mammonism — mam·mon·ism …   English syllables

  • mammonism — /ˈmæmənɪzəm/ (say mamuhnizuhm) noun the greedy pursuit of riches. –mammonist, mammonite, noun –mammonistic /mæməˈnɪstɪk/ (say mamuh nistik), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • mammonism — əˌnizəm noun ( s) : devotion to the pursuit of wealth : the service of mammon …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • mammon — noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin mammona, from Greek mamōna, from Aramaic māmōnā riches Date: 15th century material wealth or possessions especially as having a debasing influence < you cannot serve God and …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Mammon — For other uses, see Mammon (disambiguation). Mammon is a term, derived from the Christian Bible, used to describe material wealth or greed, most often personified as a deity, and sometimes included in the seven princes of Hell. 1909 painting The… …   Wikipedia

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