affluenza - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable]
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a social disease resulting from extreme materialism and excessive consumerism: earning more money and consuming more, which can lead to overwork, debt, stress, anxiety, etc. A blend of 'affluence' and 'influenza'.

    The man had affluenza after stockpiling on superfluous resources without the need of help or group effort.

    Submitted by M.J from Australia on 10/08/2015