Definition of workaholic in English:

workaholic

noun

informal
  • A person who compulsively works excessively hard and long hours.

    • ‘A compulsive workaholic and an absentee publisher, he has tried a number of different tactics to revive the papers.’
    • ‘He's a workaholic, and hard work is one of the key things in management.’
    • ‘Until he met Francesca he was a workaholic who enjoyed playing hard.’
    • ‘In a profession that's notorious for breeding workaholics, burnout is always a threat.’
    • ‘In his twenties, however, he became a bit of a workaholic, working 12 to 15 hour days and doing no exercise.’
    • ‘She and her husband were workaholics - for her, four hours’ sleep a night was always more than adequate.’
    • ‘He is a workaholic who puts in 14 to 15 hours a day and has a meticulous eye for detail.’
    • ‘Working too much takes its toll on people's health and relationships, yet most workaholics are hailed as heroes, or at least model employees.’
    • ‘I was a workaholic, to be honest, and I'd spent 23 years working all over the country and basically living in a caravan.’
    • ‘Alcoholic children have a tendency to be workaholics.’
    • ‘As a confessed workaholic, who packs in 14 hour days, seven days a week, a social life comes low in her priorities.’
    • ‘For starters, poor timing couldn't stop the three biggest workaholics in Hollywood from pumping out back-to-back releases.’
    • ‘Either they think my parents force me to study, or pass me off as one of those compulsive workaholics - you know - the aggressive people who really take the philosophy that if you don't work to get ahead you fall behind.’
    • ‘Like all workaholics, I struggle with innate laziness.’
    • ‘I think you are looking at two workaholics.’
    • ‘Someday, all of us will have to become workaholics, happy or not, just to get by.’
    • ‘While processed dishes are becoming a major staple for the generation of non-traditional, Westernized, free-spending workaholics, the older folk are not so easily swayed.’
    • ‘In a nation of multitasking workaholics, insomnia strikes 127 million adults.’
    • ‘But rather than planning to create a future generation of workaholics, Dr Richmond said the new research could be used to study mental illness.’
    • ‘However, many people do this out of habit, or to give off the impression that they are such workaholics that they never have time for a real meal.’
    hard worker, toiler, workhorse, stakhanovite, galley slave
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Pronunciation

workaholic

/wəːkəˈhɒlɪk/