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Cultural PerceptionPlay
The term can imply respect and admiration, often associated with self-made individuals. SlideHe is regarded as a respectable businessman in the community.
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Not Always PositivePlay
Sometimes used critically to imply greed or unethical practices. SlideThe scandal revealed him to be a ruthless businessman.
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Gender SpecificPlay
Refers specifically to men; 'businessperson' or 'entrepreneur' are gender-neutral alternatives. SlideMy aunt is a successful businessperson in her field.