a modern movement for the protection of the 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.
protection of the interests of consumers
advocacy of a high rate of consumption and spending as a basis for a sound economy
1944, “protection of the consumer’s interest,” from consumer + -ism. Also, “encouraging consumption as an economic policy” (1960). Related: Consumerist (1965, n.; 1969, adj.).
A movement in the United States that seeks to protect consumers against shoddy or improperly labeled products. (See Ralph Nader.)
a modern movement for the protection of the 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. Contemporary Examples Porton: Playboy has always had links […]
capable of being transmitted by bodily contact with an infected person or object: contagious diseases. carrying or spreading a contagious disease. tending to spread from person to person: contagious laughter. Contemporary Examples This makes the third date a natural moment to fess up about any contagious diseases. Third-Date Confessions Hannah Seligson May 19, 2010 Except […]
a meeting or formal assembly, as of representatives or delegates, for discussion of and action on particular matters of common concern. U.S. Politics. a representative party assembly to nominate candidates and adopt platforms and party rules. an agreement, compact, or contract. an international agreement, especially one dealing with a specific matter, as postal service or […]
conforming or adhering to accepted standards, as of conduct or taste: conventional behavior. pertaining to convention or general agreement; established by general consent or accepted usage; arbitrarily determined: conventional symbols. ordinary rather than different or original: conventional phraseology. not using, making, or involving nuclear weapons or energy; nonnuclear: conventional warfare. Art. in accordance with an […]
adherence to or advocacy of attitudes or practices. something , as an expression or attitude. Philosophy. the view that fundamental principles are validated by definition, agreement, or convention. Historical Examples The bonds of conventionalism were silently dissolving in the rising glow of his poetic nature. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3 Various In […]