meaning of ambitious

ambitious meaning in General Dictionary

Possessing or managed by ambition considerably or inordinately desirous of energy honor office superiority or difference

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  • needing complete use of your abilities or resources
  • having a strong desire to have success or accomplishment
  • having, or managed by, aspiration; significantly oru000du000a inordinately desirous of power, honor, company, superiority, oru000du000a distinction.
  • highly desirous; -- followed closely by of and/or infinitive; as, ambitious is or even do something.
  • Springing from, characterized by, or indicating, ambition; showy; aspiring; as, an ambitious design.

ambitious meaning in Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., from Latin ambitiosus "going around to canvass for office," from ambitio (identify aspiration). Associated: Ambitiously.


ambitious meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) having, or controlled by, aspiration; significantly or inordinately desirous of power, honor, office, superiority, or distinction.

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  • (a.) Strongly desirous; -- followed closely by of or perhaps the infinitive; because, ambitious become or to make a move.
  • (a.) Springing from, described as, or showing, ambition; showy; aspiring; as, an ambitious style.

Sentence Examples with the word ambitious

He tried to captivate the ambitious fancy of the king.

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