public enjoyment of possessions that are known to be costly so that one's ability to pay for such things is flaunted.
💵 - Banknote with Dollar Sign Emoji - Emoji by Dictionary.comRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
What’s The Word For When You Can’t Remember A Word?Is there a word to describe what you meant to say when you just can't remember that word? Well, yes!
- conspicuity tape,
- conspicuous by its absence,
- conspiracy of silence,
- conspiracy theory,
Origin of conspicuous consumption
used by Thorstein Veblen in The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
spending in a lavish or ostentatious way, esp to impress others with one's wealth
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Buying unnecessary and expensive products and services as a way to show off wealth. The term was coined by U.S. economist Thorstein Veblen in The Theory of the Leisure Class.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.