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Consumptive consumers?!

Posted by on April 10th, 2016 | 0 comments | advertising, consumerism, EAP, IELTS, konsumtif, Part 3, Skidelsky, speaking, Task 2, vocabulary, writing

Advertising tends to make people more consumptive.

Once upon a time consumption meant ‘wasting away’, but in the context of tuberculosis, not shopping. Of course these days consumption is still a kind of wasting, but not as life-threatening!
Coughing, consumptive customers
The modern habit of wasting money on wants rather than needs is consumerism:

  • Advertising tends to make people more consumeristic.

Compare: consumptive and consumeristic.

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