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English definition of “consumerist”

consumerist

adjective     /kənˈsjuːmərɪst/ US   /kənˈsuːmərɪst/
ECONOMICS relating to a society in which a lot of goods are sold to individuals , and this activity is very important to the economy : Today's consumerist economy sustains profitability by creating needs . China's consumerist boom
often disapproving giving too much attention to buying and owning things, often things that are not really necessary : Our culture often seems extremely consumerist and self-centred .
(Definition of consumerist adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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