[ US /kɝˈɪɹɪst/ ]
[ UK /kəɹˈi‍əɹɪst/ ]
  1. a professional who is intent on furthering his or her career by any possible means and often at the expense of their own integrity
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How To Use careerist In A Sentence

  • To be sure, much of the hysteria from the left wing in Australia mirrors the leftist frenzy within the U.S. Mrs. Palin was always going to upset the global sisterhood for not being the right kind of careerist woman. What's the Matter With Sarah?
  • The careerist friends burrowing into the Labor movement and the left wing of the bar had their own, very definite ideas about who would command the blackboard and cane in the future's wonderful classroom.
  • Yet Phil Woolas, the immigration minister (and, as I well remember a nasty little self-centred careerist when he was head of the National Union Students in my college days - a real horrible little greasy pole climber who obviously hasn't changed one jot) continues to prevaricate and pettifog. Global Voices in English » The Gurkhas: Long History Of Discrimination
  • There are quite enough liars and careerist frauds in academia as it is.
  • All of this convinced Bryson that he didn't have to transform his modest self into a careerist huckster in order to make more of his living from music.
  • In careerist terms, the war gave the army's generals the victories that had eluded their predecessors 30 years previously.
  • Today, vocationally oriented students and careerist colleagues make it a chore.
  • What the film does do well is tell the story of this one man and capture the wider portrait of a profession where careerist opportunism has begun to count for more than old-fashioned ethics.
  • Some four decades back, he had been the kind of wide-eyed teenager who thought one could volunteer for the KGB, who had believed the cloak-and-dagger stories, only to find in the organs he had romanticized an atavistic bureaucracy staffed by anti-Semites, paper pushers, careerists, and more than a few sadists. The Return
  • But, anyone who thinks that careerist social climbers who work for giant media corporations run by billionaires aren't liberals to their bones just doesn't know what he's talking about.
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