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  

British National Corpus

  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. Donald Trump:

    (Rubio) announced he was going to run because he's overly ambitious, too young -- and I have better hair than he does, right?

  2. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu:

    Second, we have agreed to implement a nationwide cessation of hostilities to begin in a target of one week's time. That's ambitious, but everybody is determined to move as rapidly as possible to try to achieve this.

  3. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    That is the goal. Its ambitious.

  4. Meik Wiking:

    It is extremely ambitious to be one of the five happiest countries by 2021, norway just pushed Denmark out of first place this year. You're down to the second decimal now that separates number one from number two.

  5. 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.

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