work ethic Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “work ethic” in the English Dictionary

"work ethic" in British English

See all translations

work ethicnoun [S]

uk   us  
the ​belief that ​work is ​morally good: Bill's ​workethic was never very ​strong.
(Definition of work ethic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"work ethic" in American English

See all translations

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)

"work ethic" in Business English

See all translations

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…
What is the pronunciation of work ethic?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “work ethic”

Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More