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ˈblɒkˌbʌs tɪŋblock·bust·ing

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  1. blockbustingnoun

    A technique used to encourage people to sell their property by giving the impression that a neighborhood is changing for the worse, especially by implying a change in its racial makeup

  2. blockbustingadjective

    Having the characteristics of a blockbuster; hugely successful.

    a blockbusting movie

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  1. Blockbusting

    Blockbusting was a business practice of U.S. real estate agents and building developers meant to encourage white property owners to sell their houses at a loss, by implying that racial minorities were moving into their previously racially segregated neighborhood, thus depressing real estate property values. Blockbusting became possible after the legislative and judicial dismantling of legally protected racially segregated real estate practices after World War II, but by the 1980s it largely disappeared as a business practice after changes in law and the real estate market.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blockbusting in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blockbusting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of blockbusting in a Sentence

  1. Anthony Burgess:

    Americans will listen, but they do not care to read. War and Peace must wait for the leisure of retirement, which never really comes: meanwhile it helps to furnish the living room. Blockbusting fiction is bought as furniture. Unread, it maintains its value. Read, it looks like money wasted. Cunningly, Americans know that books contain a person, and they want the person, not the book.

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