or slac·tiv·ism

[ slak-tuh-viz-uh m ]
/ ˈslæk təˌvɪz əm /


actions taken to bring about political or social change but requiring only minimal commitment, effort, or risk: students engaging in slacktivism by signing an online petition.

Words nearby slacktivism

Origin of slacktivism

First recorded in 1995–2000; slack(er) + (ac)tivism

OTHER WORDS FROM slacktivism

slack·tiv·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for slacktivism

/ (ˈslæktɪˌvɪzəm) /


the public proclaiming of one's political beliefs through activities that require little effort or commitment

Derived forms of slacktivism

slacktivist, noun

Word Origin for slacktivism

C21: a blend of slacker and activism
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