greenwash Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “greenwash” in the English Dictionary

"greenwash" in British English

See all translations

greenwashverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈɡriːn.wɒʃ/  us   /ˈɡriːn.wɑːʃ/

greenwashnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈɡriːn.wɒʃ/  us   /-wɑːʃ/
an ​attempt to make ​peoplebelieve that ​yourcompany is doing more to ​protect the ​environment than it really is: Campaigners say the ​ads are greenwash.
(Definition of greenwash from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"greenwash" in Business English

See all translations

greenwashnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈɡriːnwɒʃ/ ENVIRONMENT
an attempt to make your ​business seem interested in ​protecting the ​naturalenvironment, when it is not: The ​ads are nothing but greenwash, a ​thin attempt to make the ​company seem eco-conscious.

greenwashverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈɡriːnwɒʃ/
to ​try to make your ​business seem interested in ​protecting the ​naturalenvironment, when it is not: Ecologists ​complain about ​majorcorporations "greenwashing" their ​activities with ​smallpayouts to ​supportenvironmentalinitiatives.
(Definition of greenwash from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of greenwash?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“greenwash” in British English

“greenwash” in Business English

There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

nutty

containing, tasting of, or similar to nuts

Word of the Day

bio-banding noun
bio-banding noun
April 25, 2016
in sport, grouping children according to their physical maturity rather than their age ‘When we’re grouping children for sports, we do it by age groups, but the problem is that, within those age groups, we get huge variations in biological age,’ said Dr Sean Cumming, senior lecturer at the University of Bath’s department for

Read More