or slac·tiv·ism

[ slak-tuh-viz-uhm ]

nounSometimes Disparaging.
  1. actions taken to endorse and promote political or social causes and movements, but involving only minimal commitment, effort, or risk: The students engage in slacktivism by joining civic groups but rarely participate in group projects.

Origin of slacktivism

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

Other words from slacktivism

  • slack·tiv·ist, noun

Words Nearby slacktivism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

British Dictionary definitions for slacktivism


/ (ˈslæktɪˌvɪzəm) /

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

Origin of slacktivism

C21: a blend of slacker and activism

Derived forms of slacktivism

  • slacktivist, noun

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