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.]

British National Corpus

  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. Robert Merton Solow:

    It is a good idea to be ambitious, to have goals, to want to be good at what you do, but it is a terrible mistake to let drive and ambition get in the way of treating people with kindness and decency. The point is no that they will then be nice to you. It is that you will feel better about yourself.

  2. Louisa May Alcott:

    It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.

  3. Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancelin:

    The uniquely challenging year of 2020 for all of society proved to be an extraordinary proof-of-concept period for Moderna, even as we have shown that our mRNA-based vaccine can prevent COVID-19, this has encouraged us to pursue more-ambitious development programs within our prophylactic vaccines modality.

  4. Jonny Evans:

    I’m delighted to commit myself to the club, and delighted the club have committed themselves to me, i’ve loved it here since the day I came in. The players are ambitious... and it’s been great for me to come in alongside that and be a part of it.

  5. Mercator Chief Executive Cormac Whelan:

    Mercator has an ambitious growth plan which is a mix of organic and acquisition-led growth, as we see opportunities in the market to acquire innovative technology and platforms we will be prone towards action.

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