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"careerist" in British English

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careeristnoun [C]

uk   /kəˈrɪə.rɪst/  us   /-ˈrɪr.ɪst/ often disapproving
someone who ​thinks that ​theircareer is more ​important than anything ​else, and who will do anything to be ​successful in it
(Definition of careerist from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"careerist" in Business English

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careeristnoun [C]

uk   us   /kəˈrɪərɪst/ often disapproving
someone who ​thinks that their ​personalsuccess in their ​job is more important than the ​principles and ​aims of the ​work that they do: After his ​promotion, many of his ​partycolleagues began to ​think of him as an overly ​ambitious careerist.
(Definition of careerist from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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