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commercialism

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disapproving the practice or attitude of placing an excessive emphasis on earning money, making a profit, or buying goods
  • the increasing commercialism of the Christmas holiday
  • She decried the commercialism of modern society where objects of purely artistic value were often ignored.

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The first known use of commercialism was in 1849

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“Commercialism.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/commercialism. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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