Definition of boosterism in English:



mass nounNorth American
  • The keen promotion of a person, organization, or cause.

    ‘it would be easy to dismiss such hyperbole as blatant boosterism’
    • ‘By the 1980s Yellowstone's snowmobile boosterism would come to haunt park managers.’
    • ‘A mix of journalism, scholarship and Web boosterism, the site is full of stories, analysis and advice for all e-politics watchers and participants.’
    • ‘Many industry watchers were dumbfounded at the overt bias and political boosterism.’
    • ‘Younger editors, however, were also more likely to support boosterism, a practice that has tarnished the image of sports departments.’
    • ‘Science is not immune from error, folly, or self-serving boosterism.’
    • ‘First of all, I apologize for any kind of home town boosterism.’
    • ‘I benefited from that, and I understand that there's a place for some hometown boosterism, but at the same time it's patronizing.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the fleet footed and well connected have profited from surging exports, a bubbly urban real estate market and, occasionally, government boosterism.’
    • ‘He was tinged with western boosterism, appreciated the out-of doors, and displayed bursts of powerful ambition.’
    • ‘Is corporate boosterism just a reflex for celebrities, or are they paid to say these things?’
    • ‘Local leaders continued their efforts at boosterism as the turn of the century approached.’
    • ‘The result is a peculiarly U.S. hybrid of industrial boosterism which contributes to anti-environmentalism's decidedly sinister cast.’
    • ‘Then there are more titles of books, more facts, more things that come to mind (which apparently is a lot) - all in the interests of historical boosterism.’
    • ‘But this essay is not meant as a piece of boosterism for economic theory.’
    • ‘That's carrying local boosterism a bit far, eh?’
    • ‘It was the kind of boosterism that encouraged people to buy into the idea.’
    • ‘We've never encountered such boosterism from a mainstream journalist before.’
    • ‘But community boosterism was the primary factor for the growth of most professional football teams.’
    • ‘What journalists mean by ‘objectivity’ is: relentlessly attacking your own country while engaging in mindless boosterism of the enemy.’
    • ‘Contrary to the triumphal boosterism of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Brechin offers imagery of despair with the city as maelstrom.’
    support for, argument for, arguing for, calling for, pushing for, pressing for
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