ultra-commercial

adjective
ul·​tra-com·​mer·​cial | \ ˌəl-trə-kə-ˈmər-shəl How to pronounce ultra-commercial (audio) \
variants: or ultracommercial

Definition of ultra-commercial

: designed exclusively for quick market success as opposed to quality or artistic merit an ultracommercial movie … the sort of ultra-commercial, high gloss Top 40 pop that made Daphne & Celeste famous in the first place.— Cameron Cook … the British middle-classes … disdained the very worst of crass, mass-produced, ultra-commercial culture.— Alex Proud

First Known Use of ultra-commercial

1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Ultra-commercial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultra-commercial. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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