Definitions (3)

1.Organized-efforts by individuals, groups, and governments to help protect consumers from policies and practices that infringe consumer rights to fair business practices.
2.Doctrine that ever-increasing consumption of goods and services forms the basis of a sound economy.
3.Continual expansion of one's wants and needs for goods and services.

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  • It has been said that the United States has become a society of consumerism, wanting more and more stuff that they don't really need.

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  • The mall owners were overjoyed to see people were spending money freely and relieved the recent economic downturn had not diminished their customers' rampant consumerism.

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  • Those who live simply, keeping possessions few, are often appalled by what they view to be rampant consumerism in others.

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