Share this entry

presenteeism Line breaks: pres|ent¦ee|ism
Pronunciation: /prɛznˈtiːɪzəm/

Definition of presenteeism in English:


[mass noun]
The practice of being present at one’s place of work for more hours than is required, especially as a manifestation of insecurity about one’s job: one of the general symptoms of employee insecurity is presenteeism
More example sentences
  • They see what presenteeism has done to their parents.
  • It's so difficult when on the way up, especially with the culture of presenteeism, guys that come in at 7am and go home at 9pm.
  • And with a UK work culture which values presenteeism and overtime, ambitious young men are left with little time to dangle their offspring on their knee.

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources