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

Derived word:
UK / US adjective

English dictionary. 2014.

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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 — 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 (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) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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

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