Consumerism definition

kən-so͝omə-rĭzəm
The consumption of goods and services.
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The theory that a progressively greater consumption of goods is economically beneficial.
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The practice and policies of protecting the consumer by publicizing defective and unsafe products, misleading business practices, etc.
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The movement seeking to protect and inform consumers by requiring such practices as honest packaging and advertising, product guarantees, and improved safety standards.
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Attachment to materialistic values or possessions.

Deplored the rampant consumerism of contemporary society.

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A theory that a continual increase in the consumption of goods is sound economically.
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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.

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An economic theory that increased consumption is beneficial to a nation's economy in the long run.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
consumerism
Plural:
consumerisms

Origin of consumerism