Definitions for ambitiousæmˈbɪʃ əs

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  1. ambitious(adj)

    having a strong desire for success or achievement

  2. ambitious, challenging(adj)

    requiring full use of your abilities or resources

    "ambitious schedule"; "performed the most challenging task without a mistake"

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  1. ambitious(Adjective)

    Possessing, or controlled by ambition; greatly or inordinately desirous of power, honor, office, superiority, or distinction.

  2. ambitious(Adjective)

    Strongly desirousfollowed by "of" or the infinitive; as, ambitious to be or to do something.

  3. ambitious(Adjective)

    Springing from, characterized by, or indicating, ambition; showy; aspiring.

    an ambitious style

  4. Origin: From ambitious, from *, from ambitiosus, from ambitio; see ambition. Compare with French ambitieux.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Ambitious(adj)

    possessing, or controlled by, ambition; greatly or inordinately desirous of power, honor, office, superiority, or distinction

  2. Ambitious(adj)

    strongly desirous; -- followed by of or the infinitive; as, ambitious to be or to do something

  3. Ambitious(adj)

    springing from, characterized by, or indicating, ambition; showy; aspiring; as, an ambitious style

  4. Origin: [L. ambitiosus: cf. F. ambitieux. See Ambition.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'ambitious' in Adjectives Frequency: #748


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