from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who has a compulsive and unrelenting need to work.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who feels compelled to work excessively.
- adj. In the nature or manner of a workaholic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. person with a compulsive need to work
The term workaholic very aptly describes this addiction.
The leisure class has given way to what I call the workaholic wealthy -- an elite of BlackBerry-crazed, network-obsessed, peripatetic travelers who have to keep scrambling to maintain their place in life.
Your inner compulsive workaholic is fooling you again.
Being a workaholic is not a virtue, tired people make mistakes, like approving the Iraq invasion.
He was still amazed by the 6-7 Leonard, whom he called a workaholic.
The first 24 hours were "critical," she said, but she expected Williams - who she described as a workaholic - to be back on the job in early March.
Still, Dunderdale said she expected Williams - who she described as a workaholic - to be back on the job in early March.
To me, a workaholic is someone who won’t even take the 2 weeks vacation.
I’m a quirky Manhattan bachelor with an outlandish sense of humor who rarely cooks but loves to entertain, constantly throws cocktail parties, lets his dog snooze on all the furniture, has been called a workaholic, and insists on displaying his Emmy award as his powder-room toilet-paper holder.
The author of 25 books on psychology and family, Dr. Robinson, professor emeritus at University of North Carolina at Charlotte estimates that about one-quarter of the population could be classified as workaholic, though it comes in varying degrees.
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