commercialism

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noun com·mer·cial·ism \kə-ˈmər-shə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of commercialism

  1. 1 :  commercial spirit, institutions, or methods

  2. 2 :  excessive emphasis on profit

commercialist

play \-ˈmər-sh(ə-)list\ noun

commercialistic

play \-ˌmər-shə-ˈlis-tik\ adjective

Examples of commercialism in a sentence

  1. the commercialism of modern society

  2. the increasing commercialism of the Christmas holiday

1849

First Known Use of commercialism

1849


COMMERCIALISM Defined for English Language Learners

commercialism

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noun com·mer·cial·ism \kə-ˈmər-shə-ˌli-zəm\

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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