commercialism

[ kuh-mur-shuh-liz-uh m ]
/ kəˈmɜr ʃəˌlɪz əm /

noun

the principles, practices, and spirit of commerce.
a commercial attitude in noncommercial affairs; inappropriate or excessive emphasis on profit, success, or immediate results.
a commercial custom or expression.

Nearby words

  1. commercial paper,
  2. commercial pilot,
  3. commercial traveler,
  4. commercial traveller,
  5. commercial vehicle,
  6. commerciality,
  7. commercialization,
  8. commercialize,
  9. commie,
  10. comminate

Origin of commercialism


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British Dictionary definitions for commercialism

commercialism

/ (kəˈmɜːʃəˌlɪzəm) /

noun

the spirit, principles, or procedure of commerce
exclusive or inappropriate emphasis on profit
Derived Formscommercialist, nouncommercialistic, adjective

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Word Origin and History for commercialism

commercialism

n.

"principles and practice of commerce," 1849, from commercial (adj.) + -ism.

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