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consumerism

noun [U]     /kənˈsjuː.mə.rɪ.zəm/ US  /-ˈsuː.mɚ.ɪ-/
politics the state of an advanced industrial society in which a lot of goods are bought and soldBusiness and commerce - general words disapproving the situation in which too much attention is given to buying and owning things: He disliked Christmas and its rampant (= extreme) consumerism.Buying and selling in generalGreedy
(Definition of consumerism noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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