Meaning of “consumer society” in the English Dictionary

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"consumer society" in British English

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consumer societynoun [ C ]

uk /kənˈsjuː.mə səˌsaɪ.ə.ti/ us /kənˈsuː.mɚ səˌsaɪ.ə.t̬i/

Examples from literature

  • Organic farming was a way of protecting the local environment, but also of freeing human beings from the “rat race” of modern consumer society. 

(Definition of “consumer society” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"consumer society" in Business English

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consumer societynoun [ C ]

uk us

ECONOMICS a society in which people often buy new goods, and that places a high value on owning things:

In a consumer society, there may be no better measure of how people feel than what they buy.
Warhol's pop art style was intended to make a comment on the consumer society of the 1960s.

(Definition of “consumer society” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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