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commercialism

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcommercialismcom‧mer‧cial‧is‧m /kəˈmɜːʃəlɪzəm $ -ɜːr-/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 PROFITthe principle or practice of being more concerned with making money from buying and selling goods than you are about their quality – used to show disapproval 🔊 the commercialism of modern culture
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commercialismWhat Roddick is at most pains to demonstrate is that honesty and commercialism can make compatible bedfellows.The gambling issue underlined the central fact that professionalism and commercialism were not synonymous.At the last Olympics, sports seemed to be less important than the blatant commercialism of the merchandise suppliers.One problem is that the pressures for commercialism have brought about two divergent policy responses from governments.Could increasing commercialism have anything to do with it?Indeed, the logic of commercialism may lead the enterprise to pursue activities at odds with other government objectives.Reaching the uninitiated with the sugared pill of commercialism is valid enough.There were fears, too, that Sydney would not be able to dispel the stench of commercialism that ruined Atlanta.The historical hostility to commercialism among the ruling bodies of sport is indisputable.
From Longman Business Dictionarycommercialismcom‧mer‧cial‧is‧m /kəˈmɜːʃəlɪzəm-ɜːr-/ noun [uncountable] disapproving when people are more concerned about making money from something than about its real qualities, value etcMany people dislike the commercialism that now surrounds Christmas.
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