[ prez-uh n-tee-iz-uh m ]
/ ˌprɛz ənˈti ɪz əm /


the practice of coming to work despite illness, injury, anxiety, etc., often resulting in reduced productivity.
the practice of working long hours at a job without the real need to do so. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for presenteeism

/ (ˌprɛzənˈtiːɪzəm) /


the practice of persistently working longer hours and taking fewer holidays than the terms of one's employment demand, esp as a result of fear of losing one's job

Word Origin for presenteeism

C20: a play on absenteeism
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