careerism

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noun ca·reer·ism \-ˌi-zəm\

Definition of careerism

  1. :  the policy or practice of advancing one's career often at the cost of one's integrity

careerist

play \-ist\ noun or adjective

Examples of careerism in a Sentence

  1. She was appalled by his careerism.

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First Known Use of careerism

1933


CAREERISM Defined for English Language Learners

careerism

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Definition of careerism for English Language Learners

  • : an attitude or way of behaving that involves trying to do whatever you can to make more money or get promoted at your job

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