Meaning of “work ethic” in the English Dictionary

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"work ethic" in American English

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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)

"work ethic" in Business English

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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 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.

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

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