consumerism: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kun-s'mu-riz"um), [key]
- a modern movement for the protection of the consumer against useless, inferior, or dangerous products, misleading advertising, unfair pricing, etc.
- the concept that an ever-expanding consumption of goods is advantageous to the economy.
- the fact or practice of an increasing consumption of goods: a critic of American consumerism.
- consumerism (Thesaurus)