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1. The movement seeking to protect and inform consumers by requiring such practices as honest packaging and advertising, product guarantees, and improved safety standards.
2. The theory that a progressively greater consumption of goods is economically beneficial.
3. Attachment to materialistic values or possessions: deplored the rampant consumerism of contemporary society.
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1. (Economics) protection of the interests of consumers
2. (Economics) advocacy of a high rate of consumption and spending as a basis for a sound economy
conˈsumerist n, adj
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con•sum•er•ism(kənˈsu məˌrɪz əm)
1. protecting consumers against defective products, misleading advertising, etc.
2. the concept that expanding consumption of goods is advantageous to the economy.
3. a preoccupation with or emphasis on consuming goods.
con•sum′er•ist, n., adj.
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the principles and practices associated with the utilization of economic goods.See also: Economics
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|Noun||1.||consumerism - the theory that an increasing consumption of goods is economically beneficial|
economic theory - (economics) a theory of commercial activities (such as the production and consumption of goods)
|2.||consumerism - a movement advocating greater protection of the interests of consumers|
crusade, campaign, cause, drive, effort, movement - a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort"
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consumerism[kənˈsjuːmərɪzəm] N → consumismo m
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(pejorative) (= materialism) → consumérisme m
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