Definition of greenwash noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɡriːnwɒʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡriːnwɔːʃ//
[uncountable] (disapproving) Conservation
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activities by a company or an organization that are intended to make people think that it is concerned about the environment, even if its real business actually harms the environment A common form of greenwash is to publicly claim a commitment to the environment while quietly lobbying to avoid regulation. More Like ThisBlended or portmanteau wordsalcopop, breathalyser, bromance, brunch, chillax, chugger, docusoap, edutainment, greenwash, guesstimate, infomercial, mechatronics, metrosexual, mockney, motel, multiplex, pleather, podcast, robocall, simulcast, sitcom, smog, staycation, telethon, televangelist, workaholic See worksheet. See related entries: Conservation
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