slacktivism

or slac·tiv·ism

[slak-tuh-viz-uh m]

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. slacken,
  2. slacker,
  3. slackly,
  4. slackness,
  5. slacks,
  6. slag,
  7. slag cement,
  8. slag down,
  9. slag heap,
  10. slaggy

Origin of slacktivism

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

Related formsslack·tiv·ist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for slacktivism

slacktivism

noun

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

Word Origin for slacktivism

C21: a blend of slacker and activism

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