What does work ethic mean?

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  1. work ethic(Noun)

    The value that one ought to work hard at one's job or duties

  2. work ethic(Noun)

    The tendency to work hard at one's job or duties


  1. Work ethic

    Work ethic is a values based on hard work and diligence. It is also a belief in the moral benefit of work and its ability to enhance character. An example would be the Protestant work ethic. A work ethic may include being reliable, having initiative, or pursuing new skills. Workers exhibiting a good work ethic in theory should be selected for better positions, more responsibility and ultimately promotion. Workers who fail to exhibit a good work ethic may be regarded as failing to provide fair value for the wage the employer is paying them and should not be promoted or placed in positions of greater responsibility.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of work ethic in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of work ethic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Maria Rojas:

    I'm grateful that he took the work ethic and all of our struggles (and) that he repaid us through his accomplishments.

  2. Anna Wintour:

    Their sensibility and their work ethic is absolutely extraordinary. When they return to China, the influence they're going to have in the next decade, the next generation, is going to be huge.

  3. Valeant Chief Executive Michael Pearson:

    I know his tremendous expertise in health care and in particular M&A, his unquestioned intellect, and work ethic and integrity will prove to be of great value to the Valeant organization and its shareholders.

  4. Walter Williams:

    History is not going to be kind to liberals. With their mindless programs, they've managed to do to Black Americans what slavery, Reconstruction, and rank racism found impossible destroy their family and work ethic.

  5. World Wrestling Entertainment:

    Runnels became a hero to fans around the world thanks to his work ethic, his impassioned interviews and his indomitable spirit, moreover, Runnels was a dedicated father to WWE Superstars Goldust (Dustin Runnels) and Stardust (Cody Runnels), a caring husband and a creative visionary who helped shape the landscape of WWE long after his in-ring career had ended.

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