[[t]kənsju͟ːmərɪst, AM -su͟ː-[/t]]
ADJ: usu ADJ n (disapproval)
Consumerist economies are ones which encourage people to consume a lot of goods. [TECHNICAL]

...our consumerist society.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • consumerist — UK US /kənˈsjuːmərɪst/ US  /kənˈsuːmərɪst/ adjective ► ECONOMICS relating to a society in which a lot of goods are sold to individuals, and this activity is very important to the economy: »Today s consumerist economy sustains profitability by… …   Financial and business terms

  • consumerist — ☆ consumerist [kən so͞o′mərist ] n. 1. an advocate of consumerism 2. Informal one who wants to have the latest consumer products …   English World dictionary

  • consumerist — adj. Consumerist is used with these nouns: ↑society …   Collocations dictionary

  • consumerist — consumerism ► NOUN 1) the protection or promotion of the interests of consumers. 2) the preoccupation of society with the acquisition of goods. DERIVATIVES consumerist adjective & noun …   English terms dictionary

  • consumerist — noun or adjective see consumerism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • consumerist — /keuhn sooh meuhr ist/, n. 1. Also called consumer advocate. a person who is dedicated to protecting and promoting the welfare and rights of consumers. adj. 2. of or pertaining to consumer interests or consumerism. [1965 70; CONSUMER + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • consumerist — 1. adjective of or pertaining to consumerism; consumeristic 2. noun a proponent of consumerism …   Wiktionary

  • consumerist — n. person who supports protecting consumers from fraud or misleading advertisements etc …   English contemporary dictionary

  • consumerist — con·sum·er·ist …   English syllables

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