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slacktivism

or slac·tiv·ism

[ slak-tuh-viz-uhm ]
/ ˈslæk təˌvɪz əm /
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noun Sometimes Disparaging.
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.
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See also clicktivism.

Origin of slacktivism

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

OTHER WORDS FROM slacktivism

slack·tiv·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for slacktivism

slacktivism
/ (ˈslæktɪˌvɪzəm) /

noun
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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