Definition of careerism in US English:



  • See careerist

    • ‘In other words, the fires of feminism may have burned down to the ashes of careerism.’
    • ‘The insularity of Washington, pressures of careerism, fear of appearing soft and the absence of institutional alternatives all contribute to a limiting of the debate.’
    • ‘We were a tight group, despite the anxious careerism.’
    • ‘I'd also achieved my first foreign assignment (to New York) as a journalist; careerism was starting to grip.’
    • ‘Still, some soldiers criticize the preponderance of awards for officers because it encourages politicking and smacks of careerism.’