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Definition of ‘affluenza’

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affluenza in British

(ˌæflʊˈɛnzə
)

noun

the guilt or lack of motivation experienced by people who have made or inherited large amounts of money

Also called: sudden-wealth syndrome

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Word origin of ‘affluenza’

C20: from aff(luent) + (in)fluenza

Trends of ‘affluenza’

Used Rarely. affluenza is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary






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Nearby words of ‘affluenza’

  • affluential
  • affluently
  • affluentness
  • affluenza
  • afflux
  • affluxion
  • affogato

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Meaning of “affluenza” in the English Dictionary

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affluenza
noun [ U ]

uk




/æf.luˈen.zə/
us




/æf.luˈen.zə/


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

Thesaurus: synonyms and related words

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  • anarchism

  • anarchist

  • anarchy

  • ASBO

  • breach

  • disorder

  • disturb

  • instability

  • lawlessness

  • mayhem

  • Orcadian

  • organized chaos

  • social exclusion

  • strife

  • tinderbox

  • turbulence

  • turbulent

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(Definition of “affluenza” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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The scale of modern life’s overconsumption has enabled an overclass to exist, displaying affluenza and obesity.
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They argue that affluenza causes over-consumption, luxury fever, consumer debt, overwork, waste, and harm to the environment.
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Translations of “affluenza”

 

  • in Chinese (Traditional)
  • in Chinese (Simplified)

  • (由於社會中許多人過於富裕而引起的)富裕病,富貴病,流行性物慾症(如總是追求新奇和高檔消費品或工作過勞)…

  • (由于社会中许多人过于富裕而引起的)富恙,心理富贵病(如总是追求新奇和高档消费品或工作过劳)…

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