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The acquisition or display of expensive items to attract attention to one's wealth or to suggest that one is wealthy.
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spending in a lavish or ostentatious way, esp to impress others with one's wealth
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public enjoyment of costly possessions, flaunting one's ability to pay for such things.
[used by T. Veblen in The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899)]
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|Noun||1.||conspicuous consumption - buying expensive services and products in order to flaunt your wealth|
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n → Prestigekäufe pl
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