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Definition of consumerism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

consumerism

 noun
noun
NAmE//kənˈsuməˌrɪzəm//
 
[uncountable] (sometimes disapproving)
 
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the buying and using of goods and services; the belief that it is good for a society or an individual person to buy and use a large quantity of goods and services green consumerism (= the buying of products that are not harmful to the environment)
consumerist
 
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adjective consumerist values
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