devotion to a successful career, often at the expense of one's personal life, ethics, etc.
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How to use careerism in a sentence
Fans of FX’s “The Americans” will recognize a world where professionalism can fall prey to sexism, careerism and garden-variety klutziness.
But the greatest sin of all for Francis is perhaps that of careerism, chiding those who honor people rather than God.Pope Francis Denounces the Vatican Elite’s 'Spiritual Alzheimer’s' | Barbie Latza Nadeau | December 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When Clay held the world title aloft, Lipsyte saw in the gleam of the belt sports and '60s social upheaval and his own careerism.