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work ethic Syllabification: work eth·ic
Pronunciation: /wərk ˈeTHik/

Definition of work ethic in English:


[in singular]
The principle that hard work is intrinsically virtuous or worthy of reward. See also Protestant ethic.
Example sentences
  • The reward for their work ethic was that, for most of the first half, their goal remained untroubled.
  • Skill now must be allied with a hard work ethic and toughness, or a place on the bench or in the stand awaits.
  • The government has also done its bit to support large companies by promoting the work ethic in policy and propaganda.
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