Definition of workaholic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌwərkəˈhôlik/
Pronunciation: /ˌwərkəˈhälik/


A person who compulsively works hard and long hours.
Example sentences
  • Until he met Francesca he was a workaholic who enjoyed playing hard.
  • He's a workaholic, and hard work is one of the key things in management.
  • A compulsive workaholic and an absentee publisher, he has tried a number of different tactics to revive the papers.



Pronunciation: /ˈwərkəˌhôlizəm/ Pronunciation: /-ˌhäl-/
Example sentences
  • I think I was spiralling into obsessive workaholism which is not healthy.
  • Perhaps I should not admit such things now that one of my bosses reads these tales, but I've decided that birding keeps me from workaholism.
  • But what is clear is that workaholism is just wrong.

Words that rhyme with workaholic

alcoholic, anabolic, apostolic, bucolic, carbolic, chocoholic, colic, diabolic, embolic, frolic, hydraulic, hyperbolic, melancholic, metabolic, parabolic, rollick, shambolic, shopaholic, symbolic, vitriolic

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Syllabification: work·a·hol·ic

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