- Work ethic is defined as a belief in laboring diligently.
An example of someone with work ethic is a person who gets to work on time every day and always works long days to get the job done.
work ethic definition by Webster's New World
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a system of values in which central importance is ascribed to work, or purposeful activity, and to qualities of character believed to be promoted by work
work ethic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A set of values based on the moral virtues of hard work and diligence.