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English definition of “work ethic”
› WORKPLACE the way that someone feels about the importance of work, usually the belief that it is important to work hard: The aim of the program is to instil a work ethic and a sense of teamwork in young people. Managers often say that older workers are friendlier to customers and have a better work ethic than their younger counterparts. The unemployed are often criticized for having a poor work ethic.