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Definition of "careerist" [careerist]

  • A person who pursues the advancement of his career at the expense of other values. (noun)
  • Of or pertaining to such a person or way of life (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "careerist" in a sentence
  • "The heated exchange reflects a growing polarisation between two camps within the Fatah movement: the nationalist, or "Arafatist" camp, which is faithful to the legacy of Yasser Arafat and is determined to maintain the "purity" of the national struggle for independence and freedom; and the so-called "pragmatic camp", namely the careerist-minded Oslo-era beneficiaries who have profited immensely as a result of the status-quo."
  • "Some might stay on indefinitely, happy with a job suited to their talents, (like re-up'ing a 'careerist' in the public-employee military service)."
  • "It's strange that Purnell has been called a "careerist" by John Prescott on his blog today."