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[kuh n-soo-mer-ist] /kənˈsu mər ɪst/
Also called consumer advocate. a person who is dedicated to protecting and promoting the welfare and rights of consumers.
of or relating to consumer interests or consumerism.
Origin of consumerist
1965-70; consumer + -ist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It might have something to do with the consumerist mentality so prevalent now.
  • But the consumerist consequences, as important as they were, can be seen as part of a much larger societal point.
  • In this case its not so much the job as the restriction of consumerist tendencies.
  • Nowadays, criticism is subordinate to the consumerist reflex of media hype.
  • The resulting consumerist frenzy brings out some deplorable impulses.
  • All urban societies are consumerist: there is status pressure to have nicer accommodation and better stuff than the neighbors.
  • Our consumerist society encourages people to spend and live beyond their means.
  • Despite their market share, mortgage brokers have a mostly bad reputation in the press and among consumerist organizations.

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