noun (C) especially AmE someone whose career is more important to them than anything else so that they will do whatever is necessary to be successful - careerist adjective - careerism noun (U)

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  • careerist — n. A professional who follows a career. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • careerist — UK US /kəˈrɪərɪst/ noun [C] often DISAPPROVING ► someone who thinks that their personal success in their job is more important than the principles and aims of the work that they do: »After his promotion, many of his party colleagues began to… …   Financial and business terms

  • careerist — 1917, from CAREER (Cf. career) + IST (Cf. ist) …   Etymology dictionary

  • careerist — ► NOUN ▪ a person who is intent on gaining advancement in their profession. DERIVATIVES careerism noun …   English terms dictionary

  • careerist — [kə rir′ist] n. a person interested chiefly in succeeding in a career, to the neglect of other things careerism n …   English World dictionary

  • careerist — [[t]kərɪ͟ərɪst[/t]] careerists ADJ: usu ADJ n Careerist people are ambitious and think that their career is more important than anything else. ...careerist politicians. N COUNT Careerist is also a noun. ...a single minded careerist with few… …   English dictionary

  • careerist — UK [kəˈrɪərɪst] / US [kəˈrɪrɪst] noun [countable] Word forms careerist : singular careerist plural careerists showing disapproval someone who enters a profession in order to be successful in it, but does not care very much about its principles… …   English dictionary

  • careerist — ca|reer|ist [kəˈrıərıst US ˈrır ] adj someone who is careerist considers their career to be more important to them than anything else often used to show disapproval >careerism n [U] >careerist n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • careerist — 1. noun A person who pursues the advancement of his career at the expense of other values. A careerist is a square filler, a time server. His talents and imagination have been circumscribed to perform managerial duties. See Also: careerism 2.… …   Wiktionary

  • careerist — noun or adjective see careerism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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