What is overwork?

  • (verb): Use too much.
    Example: "This play has been overworked"
    See also — Additional definitions below


A workaholic is a person who is addicted to work. The term generally implies that the person enjoys their work; it can also imply that they simply feel compelled to do it. There is no generally accepted medical definition of such a condition, although some forms of stress, obsessive-compulsive personality disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder can be work-related.

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Chuck Darwin - Life - Overwork, Illness, and Marriage - Malthus and Natural Selection
... On 11 November, he returned to Maer and proposed to Emma, once more telling her his ideas ... She accepted, then in exchanges of loving letters she showed how she valued his openness in sharing their differences, also expressing her strong Unitarian beliefs and concerns that his honest doubts might separate them in the afterlife ...

More definitions of "overwork":

  • (noun): The act working too much or too long.
    Example: "He became ill from overwork"
    Synonyms: overworking
  • (verb): Work excessively hard.
    Synonyms: exploit