public enjoyment of possessions that are known to be costly so that one’s ability to pay for such things is flaunted.
spending in a lavish or ostentatious way, esp to impress others with one’s wealth
Buying unnecessary and expensive products and services as a way to show off wealth. The term was coined by U.S. economist Thorstein Veblen in The Theory of the Leisure Class.
[kuh n-spik-yoo-uh s] /kənˈspɪk yu əs/ adjective 1. easily seen or noticed; readily visible or observable: a conspicuous error. 2. attracting special attention, as by outstanding qualities or eccentricities: He was conspicuous by his booming laughter. /kənˈspɪkjʊəs/ adjective 1. clearly visible; obvious or showy 2. attracting attention because of a striking quality or feature: conspicuous […]
[kuh n-spir-uh-sist] /kənˈspɪr ə sɪst/ noun 1. a person who believes in or supports a conspiracy theory.
noun 1. a usually secret or unstated agreement to remain silent among those who know something whose disclosure might be damaging, harmful, or against their own best interest or that of their associates. A tacit or explicit agreement to keep something secret. For example, In this state’s medical society there is a conspiracy of silence […]
[kuh n-spir-uh-see] /kənˈspɪr ə si/ noun, plural conspiracies. 1. the act of . 2. an evil, unlawful, treacherous, or surreptitious plan formulated in secret by two or more persons; plot. 3. a combination of persons for a secret, unlawful, or evil purpose: He joined the conspiracy to overthrow the government. 4. Law. an agreement by […]