Definition of commercialism in English:

commercialism

noun

mass noun
  • 1Emphasis on the maximizing of profit.

    ‘concern about state enterprise deficits prompted efforts for greater commercialism’
    • ‘It also stimulated debate on modernism and tradition, on commercialism and social ideology.’
    • ‘It was limited in its size, and the size of the arena is the key to its profitability and commercialism.’
    • ‘I knew from the beginning that commerce and commercialism would come to the space, and I welcome it.’
    • ‘In a world of large-scale commercialism and big business, one age-old industry is witnessing a reverse trend.’
    • ‘There was a conscious effort to keep out commercialism and protect the surrounding land of the village.’
    • ‘Pop artists embraced commercialism, using packaging and advertising as source material.’
    • ‘Gradually, the island's peculiar charm and unique culture are giving way to global commercialism and economic homogeneity.’
    • ‘As I continued to move through the town, I was aware of a new range of commercialism that seems to have taken hold of the merchants since the earthquake.’
    • ‘It has launched a media literacy site for kids that helps them learn about commercialism and advertising.’
    • ‘The second approach is to consider film making primarily as an act of commercialism, to produce stories that will grab the imagination of the audience, or to make films that will shock or intrigue.’
    • ‘I have raised three factors commercialism, technology and the invasive culture of public relations that are placing pressures on journalism in different ways.’
    • ‘The right amalgam of commercialism and professionalism in marketing has ensured that the flow of money is the envy of many.’
    • ‘For my liking, you're too quick to shift the blame to corporate capital and irresistible forces of commercialism.’
    1. 1.1derogatory Concern with the making of profit at the expense of artistic or other value.
      ‘the cut-throat commercialism of the Paris art world’
      • ‘At the same time, she emphasised that the crass commercialism of children's television reinforced consumer culture.’
      • ‘He clearly despised the commercialism of the contemporary film industry.’
      • ‘In the raging commercialism of professional sport, morality hasn't had much of a look-in.’
      • ‘Politics, commercialism, and tourism continue to encroach on the monument.’
      • ‘Personally, I'm happy to avoid the gross commercialism of this Western holiday.’

Pronunciation

commercialism

/kəˈməːʃ(ə)lɪz(ə)m/