What does ambitious mean?

Definitions for ambitious
æmˈbɪʃ əsam·bi·tious

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  1. ambitious(Adjective)

    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. ambitious(Adjective)

    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. ambitious(Adjective)

    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. Ambitious(adj)

    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. Ambitious(adj)

    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. Ambitious(adj)

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. ambitious

    An innate human quality of being motivated to achieve and succeed with a team.

    All our family are ambitious, each with a different ambitions and motivated to success.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 11, 2015  

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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How to say ambitious in sign language?

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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. Housing Minister Mustafa Madbouly:

    The company had continuous change of its board and its strategy and its policy. They limited their ambitious program, it's not the project we were expecting.

  2. Tina Calder:

    I met Lyra many years ago as a young, determined and ambitious budding reporter, her tenacity, determination, ambition and empathy made her an amazing young reporter and investigative writer... For years she tirelessly pursued the truth.

  3. Steven Murphy:

    We have now successfully concluded an ambitious three year plan and the company is in the strongest leadership position in its history.

  4. Wang Jiali:

    I try to be a little more ambitious by writing about something that's current, maybe in the back of people's minds or at the tip of their tongues, i've always been throwing curve balls. People kind of it just go along with my stuff, like there's Wang Leehom doing something out of the box again.

  5. Jomo Sundaram:

    I don't think it's all that ambitious to eliminate hunger.

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