affluenza

  

Definitions (2)

1. Social condition that affects a society because of the elevated number of individuals striving to be wealthy. People within the society feel that the only measure of success is determined by how much money and prestige a person has.

2. A social theory claiming that individuals with very privileged and wealthy backgrounds sometimes struggle to determine the difference between right and wrong due to the nature of their upbringing. Also known as sudden-wealth syndrome.

Use affluenza in a sentence

  • Some wealthy youths may experience affluenza because they live a life of privilege and entitlement, which exposes them to different experiences and standards than those around them.

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