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hyperconsumerism

Definitions

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  • n. Consumerism taken to an abnormal degree.

Etymologies

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hyper- +‎ consumerism

Examples

  • The AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) was founded in the late 1960s, as writers clearly saw the stresses associated with being on one's own in a culture dedicated to hyperconsumerism.

    Anis Shivani: Creative Writing Programs: Is The MFA System Corrupt And Undemocratic?

  • New research in seven markets (Brazil, China, France, Japan, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States) by my company, Euro RSCG, found that significant portions of the populations are trading hyperconsumerism for a form of consumption that's a bit more subdued and considered -- and, well, sane.

    Marian Salzman: The Consumers' New Clothes (Sarah Ferguson, Take Note)

  • The planet is sagging under the weight of our overproduction and hyperconsumerism, and clean fuel is only the start of the solution.

    We’ve Only Just Begun « Morgan Dempsey

  • I've become a bit of a crank about the hyperconsumerism of the American holiday season, and I get into high gear as soon as December looms.

    Peace On Earth Good Will.Com

  • Newspapers have been hyping hyperconsumerism on behalf of their corporate advertisers for a very long time.

    TierneyLab

  • i think hyperconsumerism has been partially to blame … no one lives within their means anymore and they haven't had to … credit cards, second mortgages!

    WordPress.com News

  • Writers and Writing Programs) was founded in the late 1960s, as writers clearly saw the stresses associated with being on one's own in a culture dedicated to hyperconsumerism.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

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