Definition of Careerist

1. Noun. A professional who is intent on furthering his or her career by any possible means and often at the expense of their own integrity.

Specialized synonyms: Career Girl, Career Man
Generic synonyms: Professional, Professional Person
Derivative terms: Career, Careerism



Definition of Careerist

1. Noun. A person who pursues the advancement of his career at the expense of other values. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to such a person or way of life ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Careerist

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Careerist

career break
career breaks
career choice
career counseling
career criminal
career criminals
career girl
career man
career mobility
careered
careerer
careerers
careering
careerism
careerisms
careerist (current term)
careerists
careerless
careerlessness
careerlike
careerlong
careers
careerwise
carefool
carefree
carefreedom
carefreedoms
carefreely
carefreeness
carefront

Literary usage of Careerist

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1. The Glands Regulating Personality: A Study of the Glands of Internal by Louis Berman (1921)
"The careerist instinct, the inherited flair for a career, ... Indeed, the careerist instinct is often their direct antagonist, clashing with and dominating ..."

2. Ethics and National Defense: The Timeless Issues by James C. Gaston (1994)
"The up or out policy is a primary motivator for much careerist thinking and is, ... We can do next to nothing about the "hard-core" careerist, who lusts ..."

3. Nixola of Wall Street by Felix Grendon (1919)
"For such ardent impulses the careerist of the settlement was always on ... More frequently and more varied were the successes of the middle-class careerist. ..."

4. Modern Russian History: Being an Authoritative and Detailed History of by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Kornilov (1916)
"On his return the clever careerist presented a written report, in which his views so skilfully coincided with those of Nicolas, that the latter was bound to ..."

5. Military Ethics: Reflections on Principles: Profession of Arms, Mil. Leader edited by Malham M. Wakin (1987)
"A careerist is a square-filler, a time-server. His talents and imagination have been circumscribed to perform managerial duties. He evaluates personal and ..."

6. Hostage to Revolution: Gorbachev and Soviet Security Policy, 1985-1991 by Coit D. Blacker (1993)
"... and sometimes simply careerist considerations” had blocked the road to military innovation. As a result, “flaws occurred in determining the prospects of ..."

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