[ kuhn-soo-mer-ist ]


  1. Also called con·sum·er ad·vo·cate [k, uh, n-, soo, -mer , ad, -v, uh, -kit]. a person who is dedicated to protecting and promoting the welfare and rights of consumers.


  1. of or relating to consumer interests or consumerism.
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Word History and Origins

Origin of consumerist1

First recorded in 1965–70; consumer + -ist
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Example Sentences

I will find ways to reduce my environmental impact while on trail, though I know my efforts will cost me and will amount to less than a candle’s flicker in a consumerist gale.

Increasing numbers of US-based companies are attempting to develop their own algorithms to detect racial phenotypes, though through a consumerist approach that is premised on consent.

It is, after all, the fault of the business model that habituated Americans to this “I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it” consumerist mentality.

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Here, the rich abundance of the natural world contrasts with the manufactured decadence of consumerist waste.

Hartog blames the capitalist, consumerist norms that came to dominate Western culture by the late 20th century.

The event grew out of an anti-consumerist action by the Danish radical theater collective Solvognen.

Here are 20 exhibitions that look set to shake us out of our consumerist complacency.

But a series of shows in 2014 is set to shake us out of our consumerist complacency.

The Consumerist declared that a “new circle in hell” had opened for these “slime.”

Moreover, they don't believe this because they've been brainwashed into false consciousness by consumerist propaganda.