conspicuous consumption definition, meaning - what is conspicuous consumption in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “conspicuous consumption”

See all translations

conspicuous consumption

noun [U] uk   us   disapproving
the situation in which people spend a lot of money intentionally so that other people notice and admire them for their wealth
Translations of “conspicuous consumption”
in Chinese (Traditional) 炫耀性消費…
in Chinese (Simplified) 炫耀性消费…
(Definition of conspicuous consumption from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of conspicuous consumption?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “conspicuous consumption” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cost/charge the earth

to cost, charge, etc. a lot of money

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More