Definition of consumerism in English:

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consumerism

Pronunciation: /kənˈsjuːmərɪz(ə)m/

noun

[mass noun]
1The protection or promotion of the interests of consumers: the growth of consumerism has led to many organizations improving their service to the customer
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  • Rudawski's research interests include consumerism and higher education faculty diversity.
  • In turn, this has fueled the emergence of a new consumer drive, vigilante consumerism.
2often derogatory The preoccupation of society with the acquisition of consumer goods: many people are becoming increasingly conscious of the environmental impact of consumerism
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  • In the mainstream media, consumerism and marketing techniques impinge on news-editorial content and presentation.
  • It is they who shoved us into wanton consumerism, into a society in which we must maintain a champagne lifestyle on mauby pockets.
  • Like music and literature, art has become a commodity in a society of consumerism.
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