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Definition of "environmentalism" []

  • Advocacy for or work toward protecting the natural environment from destruction or pollution. (noun)
  • The theory that environment rather than heredity is the primary influence on intellectual growth and cultural development. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "environmentalism" in a sentence
  • "Ironically, this win-win environmentalism is being opposed by the Bush administration."
  • "Rampant 'environmentalism' is a first world import that Mexico should actively discourage."
  • "Once again, environmentalism is thinly veiled socialist propaganda."