affluenza

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affluenza

extreme materialism in which consumers overwork and accumulate enormous debt to purchase more goods
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af·flu·en·za

 (ăf′lo͞o-ĕn′zə)
n.
Materialism or overconsumption in affluent societies, seen as a societal and environmental menace, as in large-scale consumer debt and product waste.

[Blend of affluence and influenza.]
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affluenza

(ˌæflʊˈɛnzə)
n
the guilt or lack of motivation experienced by people who have made or inherited large amounts of money. Also called: sudden-wealth syndrome
[C20: from aff(luent) + (in)fluenza]
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