Meaning of “careerist” in the English Dictionary

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"careerist" in British English

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careeristnoun [ C ]

uk /kəˈrɪə.rɪst/ us /kəˈrɪr.ɪst/ often disapproving

someone who thinks that their career 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 /kəˈrɪərɪst/ us 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 think of him as an overly ambitious careerist.

(Definition of “careerist” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)