What does ambitious mean?

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æmˈbɪʃ əsam·bi·tious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ambitiousadjective

    having a strong desire for success or achievement

  2. ambitious, challengingadjective

    requiring full use of your abilities or resources

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

Wiktionary

  1. ambitiousadjective

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

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

  2. ambitiousadjective

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

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

  3. ambitiousadjective

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

    an ambitious style

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ambitiousadjective

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

    Etymology: [L. ambitiosus: cf. F. ambitieux. See Ambition.]

  2. Ambitiousadjective

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

    Etymology: [L. ambitiosus: cf. F. ambitieux. See Ambition.]

  3. Ambitiousadjective

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

    Etymology: [L. ambitiosus: cf. F. ambitieux. See Ambition.]

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ambitious in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ambitious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of ambitious in a Sentence

  1. Ringo Starr:

    Of course I'm ambitious. What's wrong with that? Otherwise you sleep all day.

  2. Parker Conrad:

    This is something much bigger than HR. All of the boring crap that you don’t want to deal with, you can put on autopilot, i want to make this something that’s almost a new category. It’s not an admin tool. It’s not really a [human resources management] system. It’s a much more ambitious effort.

  3. Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete:

    It must be an ambitious agreement. I have established our priorities and we are going to fight for them, it will be an extremely difficult negotiation, but what I have seen is that there is political will.

  4. Pascal Canfin:

    We support CORSIA being a first step, a minimum at this stage, but we believe our sovereignty allows us to be more ambitious if we wish to be so, and this is something that all ICAO members should respect.

  5. Ja Ian Chong:

    I don't think there's much political will in ASEAN to take on anything that's more ambitious at this point. Part of it is also particularly unfortunate that all this was happening in the middle of the pandemic. So a lot of the governments are quite distracted.

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