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con·sum·er·ism

 (kən-so͞o′mə-rĭz′əm)
n.
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.

con·sum′er·ist n.
con·sum′er·is′tic adj.
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consumerism

(kənˈsjuːməˌrɪzəm)
n
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)

n.
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.
[1940–45, Amer.]
con•sum′er•ist, n., adj.
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consumerism

the principles and practices associated with the utilization of economic goods.
See also: Economics
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.consumerism - the theory that an increasing consumption of goods is economically beneficialconsumerism - 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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Translations

consumerism

[kənˈsjuːmərɪzəm] Nconsumismo m
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consumerism

[kənˈsjuːmərɪzəm] n
(pejorative) (= materialism) → consumérisme m
(= consumer protection) → défense f du consommateur
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

consumerism

nKonsumismus m, → Konsumdenken nt; the age of consumerismdas Konsumzeitalter
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

consumerism

[kənˈsjuːməˌrɪzəm] n (consumer protection) → tutela del consumatore (Econ) → consumismo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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