having a strong desire for success or achievement
requiring full use of your abilities or resources
"ambitious schedule"; "performed the most challenging task without a mistake"
Possessing, or controlled by ambition; greatly or inordinately desirous of power, honor, office, superiority, or distinction.
Strongly desirousfollowed by "of" or the infinitive; as, ambitious to be or to do something.
Springing from, characterized by, or indicating, ambition; showy; aspiring.
an ambitious style
Origin: From ambitious, from *, from ambitiosus, from ambitio; see ambition. Compare with French ambitieux.
possessing, or controlled by, ambition; greatly or inordinately desirous of power, honor, office, superiority, or distinction
strongly desirous; -- followed by of or the infinitive; as, ambitious to be or to do something
springing from, characterized by, or indicating, ambition; showy; aspiring; as, an ambitious style
Origin: [L. ambitiosus: cf. F. ambitieux. See Ambition.]
An innate human quality of being motivated to achieve and succeed.
All our family are ambitious, each with a different ambitions and motivated to success.
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Rank popularity for the word 'ambitious' in Adjectives Frequency: #748
The numerical value of ambitious in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of ambitious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We have one of the world's largest populations and GDP, and our targets are as ambitious or more ambitious than those of developed countries.
In order to be profoundly dishonest, a person must have one of two qualities either he is unscrupulously ambitious, or he is unswervingly egocentric.
Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
It is not because the touch of genius has roused genius to production, but because the admiration of genius has made talent ambitious, that the harvest is still so abundant.
It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.
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Translations for ambitious
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- жадуващ, честолюбив, претенциозен, амбициозенBulgarian
- ambiciósCatalan, Valencian
- ambitioniert, ehrgeizig, aufstrebendGerman
- näyttävä, kunnianhimoinen, innokasFinnish
- dian-thograch, gionachScottish Gaelic
- ambitiéis, éiergäizegLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- eerzuchtig, ambitieusDutch
- амбициозный, честолюбивый, претенциозный, жаждущий, показнойRussian
- ambiciozan, častohlepanSerbo-Croatian
- högtflygande, ambitiösSwedish
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