- The definition of consumerism is the protection of the rights and interests of the general pool of buyers, or an obsession with buying material goods or items.
- Laws and rules that protect people who shop and spend are examples of consumerism.
- An obsession with shopping and acquiring stuff is an example of consumerism.
consumerism definition by Webster's New World
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- the practice and policies of protecting the consumer by publicizing defective and unsafe products, misleading business practices, etc.
- the consumption of goods and services
- a theory that a continual increase in the consumption of goods is sound economically
consumerism definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The movement seeking to protect and inform consumers by requiring such practices as honest packaging and advertising, product guarantees, and improved safety standards.
- The theory that a progressively greater consumption of goods is economically beneficial.
- Attachment to materialistic values or possessions: deplored the rampant consumerism of contemporary society.
- con·sumˈer·ist noun
- con·sumˌer·isˈtic adjective
consumerism - Business Definition
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Business Terms Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A movement to promote consumer interests, including improved safety standards, better dissemination of information, and greater value.
- The economic theory that increased consumption of goods and services is good for the economy.
consumerism - Cultural Definition
A movement in the United States that seeks to protect consumers against shoddy or improperly labeled products. (See Ralph Nader.)