commercialism commercialism  /kə ˈmɜr ʃə ˌlɪ zəm/


  • (n) transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)



  • Tonys 2013: Incomparable host Neil Patrick Harris sells Broadway

    A jubilant show marked by another stellar night from Neil Patrick Harris who flaunts the Great White Way's unconventional spirit. Few may be popping Champagne corks for a Broadway season in which ticket prices went up, attendance went down and commercialism ran amok. But if anything could restore faith in the American theater it was Sunday's exuberant Tony Awards ceremony at Radio City Music ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times


  1. "This article doesn't go far enough to protect football from the rampant commercialism which assails on all sides," Platini said. "Millions of football fans, for whom I speak, are calling on Europe to do more to defend our football and the...
    on Sep 19, 2007 By: Michel Platini Source: Times Online

  2. "There's nothing immoral with a little commercialism," Cardinal Pell said. "Our way of life is built on commercialism, on trade, on industry, on finance and people have got a right to make a living out of doing a good thing, which is...
    on Jul 5, 2008 By: Cardinal George Pell Source: The Australian

  3. "Some people in Muslim cultures identify democracy with the worst of Western popular culture and want no part of it. And I assure them, when I speak about the blessings of liberty, coarse videos and crass commercialism are not what I have in...
    on Jun 30, 2004 By: President Bush Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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