careerism
careerism careerism n. The practice of advancing one's career at the expense of one's personal integrity. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Careerism — is the overwhelming desire or urge to advance one s own career or social status, usually at the expense of other personal interests or social growth.Fact|date=January 2008Careerism is not simply the desire to succeed.Fact|date=January 2008 In the …   Wikipedia

  • careerism — careerist ► NOUN ▪ a person who is intent on gaining advancement in their profession. DERIVATIVES careerism noun …   English terms dictionary

  • careerism — noun Date: 1933 the policy or practice of advancing one s career often at the cost of one s integrity • careerist noun or adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • careerism — /keuh rear iz euhm/, n. devotion to a successful career, often at the expense of one s personal life, ethics, etc. [1930 35; CAREER + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • careerism — noun a) The overwhelming desire or urge to advance ones own career or social status, usually at the expense of other personal interests or social growth. b) The perception that being a member of the military is a career, rather than an obligation …   Wiktionary

  • careerism — n. excess devotion to one s career (resulting in neglect of other personal issues, such as one s family) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Careerism — the desire to advance one s own career as a sole aim in life, often at the expense of personal and social growth or development …   Mini philosophy glossary

  • careerism — ca·reer·ism …   English syllables

  • careerism — ca•reer•ism [[t]kəˈrɪər ɪz əm[/t]] n. devotion to a career, often at the expense of one s personal life or ethics • Etymology: 1930–35 ca•reer′ist, n …   From formal English to slang

  • careerism — noun the practice of advancing your career at the expense of your personal integrity (Freq. 1) • Derivationally related forms: ↑careerist • Hypernyms: ↑practice, ↑pattern …   Useful english dictionary

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