careerism

[ kuh-reer-iz-uh m ]
/ kəˈrɪər ɪz əm /
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noun

devotion to a successful career, often at the expense of one's personal life, ethics, etc.

Nearby words

  1. care-worm,
  2. careen,
  3. career,
  4. career girl,
  5. career woman,
  6. careerist,
  7. careers adviser,
  8. careers master,
  9. careers mistress,
  10. careers officer

Origin of careerism

First recorded in 1930–35; career + -ism

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