Definition of Consumerism

1. Noun. The theory that an increasing consumption of goods is economically beneficial.

Generic synonyms: Economic Theory

2. Noun. A movement advocating greater protection of the interests of consumers.
Generic synonyms: Campaign, Cause, Crusade, Drive, Effort, Movement

Definition of Consumerism

1. Noun. A policy of protecting and informing consumers through honesty in advertising and packaging, improved safety standards etc ¹

2. Noun. A materialistic attachment to possessions ¹

3. Noun. An economic theory that increased consumption is beneficial to a nation's economy in the long run. ¹

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Definition of Consumerism

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Consumerism

consumer advocacy
consumer credit
consumer durables
consumer finance company
consumer good
consumer goods
consumer loan
consumer organizations
consumer participation
consumer price index
consumer research
consumer rights
consumer satisfaction
consumerism (current term)

Literary usage of Consumerism

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1. Dollars and Sense of Command and Control by Raymond C. Bjorklund (1995)
"In other words, we don't follow the principles of consumerism, when we should be protecting the C2 user from inferior products, misleading advertising, ..."

2. Mental Health, United States, 1998 edited by Ronald W Manderscheid, Marilyn J Henderson (1999)
"Assessment of Outcomes Chapter 2 consumerism, Outcomes, and Satisfaction: A Review of the Literature Jean Campbell, Ph.D. Missouri Institute of Mental ..."

3. Trade and Sustainable Development: A Survey of the Issues and a New Research DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"GREEN consumerism Green consumerism is growing rapidly in the developed countries. Recent European polls have shown that 66% of Germans would buy a less ..."

4. The Future of Privacy by Perri 6 (1998)
"A culture of active, self-confident consumerism, in which individuals view themselves as powerful purchasers in a market, placing provisional trust in an ..."

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