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English definition of “consumerism”
/kənˈsjuːmərɪzəm/ noun [U]
› ECONOMICS a situation involving large amounts of goods being sold to individuals rather than businesses, especially when this is very important to an economy: State boundaries matter little in an age of global consumerism and investment. More and more people are convinced of the importance of ethical and green consumerism.
› often disapproving the situation when too much attention is given to buying and owning things, often things that are not really necessary: Uncontrollable consumerism has become a watchword of our culture despite regular and compelling calls for its end. Bottled water very clearly reflects the wasteful and reckless consumerism in this country.
› SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY the protection of customers from dishonest business activities and advertising, from unsafe products, etc.: In a competitive market consumerism can be in the interest of sellers as well as buyers, if it is made into an effective selling point.