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consumerism definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: the theory that an increasing consumption of goods is economically beneficial
2: a movement advocating greater protection of the interests of consumers

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1944 1. the promotion of the consumer's interests 2. the theory that an increasing consumption of goods is economically desirable; also a preoccupation with and an inclination toward the buying of consumer goods consumerist noun or adjective consumeristic adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. the protection or promotion of consumers' interests in relation to the producer. Derivatives: consumerist adj. & n.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. Consumerism is the belief that it is good to buy and use a lot of goods. They have clearly embraced Western consumerism. N-UNCOUNT: oft supp N 2. Consumerism is the protection of the rights and interests of consumers.

Moby Thesaurus

buy, buying, buying power, buying up, catalog buying, coemption, consumer power, consumer sovereignty, cornering, emption, hire purchase, impulse buying, installment buying, mail-order buying, marketing, money illusion, purchase, purchasing, purchasing power, rebuying, repurchase, shopping, shopping spree, window-shopping

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