[ 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.
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Related formsslack·tiv·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for slacktivism
/ (ˈslæktɪˌvɪzəm) /
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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