an·​ti-con·​sum·​er·​ism ˌan-tē-kən-ˈsü-mə-ˌri-zəm How to pronounce anti-consumerism (audio)
: opposition or resistance to a culture or way of life emphasizing the purchase and use of consumer goods : opposition to consumerism
Not only is REI closed on Thursday, it will also be closed on Black Friday, forgoing millions in revenue in the spirit of anti-consumerism and pro-family time.Jason Lee

Examples of anti-consumerism in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-consumerism was in 1969

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“Anti-consumerism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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