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ca·reer·ism

 (kə-rîr′ĭz′əm)
n.
Pursuit of professional advancement as one's chief or sole aim: "Rampant careerism, which makes many a work place a joyless site, was in check" (Mary McGrory).

ca·reer′ist adj. & n.
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careerist

(kəˈrɪərɪst)
n
a person who values success in his or her career above all else and seeks to advance it by any possible means
caˈreerism n
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.careerist - a professional who is intent on furthering his or her career by any possible means and often at the expense of their own integrity
career girl - a woman who is a careerist
career man - a man who is a careerist
professional, professional person - a person engaged in one of the learned professions
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Translations

careerist

[kəˈrɪərɪst] Nambicioso/a m/f, arribista mf
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

careerist

nKarrierist(in) m(f), → Karrieremacher(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

careerist

[kəˈrɪərɪst] ncarrierista m/f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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