World English Dictionary
affluenza (ˌæflʊˈɛnzə)
Also called: sudden-wealth syndrome the guilt or lack of motivation experienced by people who have made or inherited large amounts of money
[C20: from aff(luent) + (in)fluenza]

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Main Entry:  affluenza
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  extreme materialism which is the impetus for accumulating wealth and for overconsumption of goods; also, feelings of guilt and isolation from the dysfunctional pursuit of wealth and goods
Example:  Affluenza is the social disease caused by consumerism, commercialism, and rampant materialism and its antidote is simple living.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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