Definition of environmentalism in English:



mass noun
  • 1Concern about and action aimed at protecting the environment.

    ‘he claims to embrace modern environmentalism and an ecological approach’
    • ‘Retailers continue to prove that agriculturalists work on their environmentalism every day.’
    • ‘Voters appreciate some interest from candidates on environmental issues, but they are wary of candidates who are perceived as being too narrowly focused on environmentalism.’
    • ‘The idea of environmentalism being a luxury is supported by the observation that countries with the strongest environmental movements tend also to be the richest economically.’
    • ‘The initiative is a good start toward achieving a more responsible and sustainable blend of the best impulses underpinning both forestry and environmentalism.’
    • ‘They have not incorporated the concerns or lessons of environmentalism or preservation into their plans.’
  • 2The theory that environment, as opposed to heredity, has the primary influence on the development of a person or group.