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career +‎ -ism

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careerism (usually uncountable, plural careerisms)

  1. The overwhelming desire or urge to advance one's own career or social status, usually at the expense of other personal interests or social growth.
  2. (chiefly US) The perception that being a member of the military is a career, rather than an obligation to serve one's country.

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  • 2002 Air & Space Power Journal fall 02
    In addition, military aviators' concerns about careerism as well as their lack of professionalism and personality clashes added to the friction against program.

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