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Meaning of “affluenza” in the English Dictionary
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affluenza noun [U]
›the bad effects of living in a society where many people are too rich , such as always wanting new, expensive things or having to work too hard
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The scale of modern life’s overconsumption has enabled an overclass to exist, displaying affluenza and obesity.
They argue that affluenza causes over-consumption, luxury fever, consumer debt, overwork, waste, and harm to the environment.