commercialism

noun com·mer·cial·ism \ kə-ˈmər-shə-ˌli-zəm \
Updated on: 11 Nov 2017

Definition of commercialism

1 : commercial spirit, institutions, or methods
2 : excessive emphasis on profit

commercialist

play \kə-ˈmər-sh(ə-)list\ noun

commercialistic

play \kə-ˌmər-shə-ˈli-stik\ adjective

Examples of commercialism in a Sentence

  1. the commercialism of modern society

  2. the increasing commercialism of the Christmas holiday

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First Known Use of commercialism

1849


COMMERCIALISM Defined for English Language Learners

commercialism

noun

Definition of commercialism for English Language Learners

  • : the attitude or actions of people who are influenced too strongly by the desire to earn money or buy goods rather than by other values


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