American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The highly supportive attitudes and activities of boosters: "the civic pride and heady boosterism that often accompany rising property values” ( New York).
“Evidently, statin boosterism is just as rampant among British cardiologists.”
“Several people who know Kristol describe his Palin boosterism — his very public campaign to persuade John McCain to put her on the Republican ticket — as a schoolboy-like infatuation, sparked when a Weekly Standard cruise docked in Juneau.”
“I'm not sure that sort of overeager boosterism is really necessary, though he certainly does share some overlapping qualities with those creators.”
“Empty boosterism is fine on the level of bands playing house parties, but it feels almost cruel to watch its effects on suddenly "important" young bands in 2007 and depressing to watch its effects on the musical landscape of 2007.”
“This seems unlikely but civic boosterism is common to regional dailies everywhere so what the heck.”
“What the iconoclast may see as simpleminded dogma or group-think boosterism is also the very drive that allows a group of people to move in the same direction and achieve things larger than their individual selves.”
“Readers of my previous animadversions on electric cars will not be surprised to learn that I do not share Friedman's boosterism, which is based partly on interviews with two guys, Shai Agassi and Kevin Czinger, who are in the business of selling electric cars.”
“Kleinzahler says that Keillor's "boosterism" will sell books but do nothing to turn "the better animals in the jungle" to poetry.”
“California (including a book of mine), and a mendacious library of tourist "boosterism" as well.”
“That kind of boosterism is part of our civic DNA and it was hoped that hosting WTO would result in free advertising for our "world class" city.”
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