anti-consumer

adjective

an·​ti-con·​sum·​er
ˌan-tē-kən-ˈsü-mər,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-consumer (audio)
: not favorable to consumers : improperly favoring the interests of businesses over the interests of consumers
anti-consumer practices

Examples of anti-consumer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web State-level protections, however, haven’t prevented cable and satellite TV companies from pushing a menu of anti-consumer policies nationally. Dell Cameron, WIRED, 25 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-consumer was in 1936

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“Anti-consumer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-consumer. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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