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work ethicnoun [U]

 us   /ˈwɜrk ˌeθ·ɪk/
the ​belief that work is ​valuable as an ​activity and is ​morally good
(Definition of work ethic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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work ethicnoun [S]

uk   us  
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 ​workethic and a sense of ​teamwork in young ​people. Managers often say that older ​workers are ​friendlier to ​customers and have a better ​workethic than their younger ​counterparts. The ​unemployed are often criticized for having a ​poorworkethic.
(Definition of work ethic from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “work ethic”
in Chinese (Simplified) 职业道德感…
in Chinese (Traditional) 職業道德感…
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