ergophilia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ergo- +‎ -philia

Noun[edit]

ergophilia (uncountable)

  1. The love of work or exercise.
    • 1911, James Johnston Abraham, The Surgeon's Log: Being Impressions of the Far East, page 52:
      As a rule we do not recognise that this "ergophilia" is a disease.
    • 2004, Colin Feltham, Problems Are Us: Or Is It Just Me?, ISBN 1898030332, page 234:
      I don't like the ergophilia, bureaucratitis, technomania and war fever that I'm surrounded by, yet these things don't actually get labelled as sicknesses.