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Definition of "commercialism" [com•mer•cial•ism]

  • The practices, methods, aims, and spirit of commerce or business. (noun)
  • An attitude that emphasizes tangible profit or success. (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 "commercialism" in a sentence
  • "ANd the likelyhood that the GOP, the party of greed and commercialism, will do something to prevent the mindless commercialism is naive."
  • ""Plus, any guilt you might have about promoting rampant commercialism is minimized if you remind yourself that a portion of proceeds from every copy will be donated to Save the Children." (from the blurb at UrbanBaby. com)"
  • ""Whip It," the 1980 song that was the anthem of the band Devo's rage against a society dehumanized by industry and commercialism, is now the theme of a Procter & Gamble Co."