careerist careerist  /kə ˈrɪ rɪst/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a professional who is intent on furthering his or her career by any possible means and often at the expense of their own integrity

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The hand was that of Andrei Zhdanov, cat-cruel Politburo careerist whose ear for music had been destroyed long before by the din of dialectical crossfire.
  2. Governor and Commander in Chief of the protectorate is Vincent Goncalves Glenday, 49, an Oxonian sportsman careerist in Britain's colonial service.

News

  • Local woman receives state business award

    Sharing the work ethic Marisa Rodriquez Harley learned on a pistachio ranch in Fresno, Calif., with Nashville youth edged her ahead of the competition recently to be named the 2013 N.C. Business and Professional Women’s Young Careerist.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Rocky Mount Telegram

Quotes

  1. "Nigeria has once again lost an experienced, highly patriotic, humane, honest and very selfless careerist in Alhaji Shehu Musa who was reportedly dead in a London hospital yesterday after a brief illness'. Alhaji Shehu Musa comes across as a very...
    on Nov 20, 2008 By: Ibrahim Babangida Source: THISDAY

  2. Women should be careful taking cues from Hillary Clinton, said Penelope Trunk, syndicated career columnist and author of "Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success."
    on Jan 13, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: NewsOK.com (registration)

  3. "A self-serving sham carried out by careerist bureaucrats who managed to deceive policy-makers and the public about the necessity and value of their work," said Ames.
    on Dec 8, 2007 By: Aldrich Ames Source: The Age

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