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Negative ConnotationPlay
The term often implies that working too much is unhealthy or unbalanced. SlideJohn's a workaholic; he neglects his family.
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Not a HobbyPlay
Being a workaholic means compulsive working, not just enjoying one's job. SlideEven on weekends, she stays a workaholic, missing social events.
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Psychological ImplicationPlay
Sometimes implies a psychological issue, like an addiction or avoidance behavior. SlideAs a workaholic, Tom avoids addressing his personal problems.