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Definition of the adjective ambitious

What does ambitious mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more ambitious / most ambitious

  1. having a strong desire for success or achievement
  2. requiring full use of your abilities or resources

Alternative definition of the adjective ambitious


  1. Possessing, or controlled by ambition; greatly or inordinately desirous of power, honor, office, superiority, or distinction.
  2. Strongly desirous—followed by "of" or the infinitive; as, ambitious to be or to do something.
  3. Springing from, characterized by, or indicating, ambition; showy; aspiring.


  1. "Ambitious" is a musical album of Manuel Sanchez.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  2. "Ambitious" is a composition.
  3. "AMBITIOUS" is a musical single of Dragon Ash.
    • released on (4 years ago)
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"Ambitious" a.k.a. "Les Ambitieux" is a 2007 comedy film directed by Catherine Corsini.

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Google previewHow to Influence and Persuade 2nd edn (2012)

by Jo Owen

Being ambitious means being unreasonable, selectively. You have to push and stretch your team to achieve more than they believe is possible. This is not being mean to them: it is only by stretching them that they develop new skills and new ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Leadership (2004)

by George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson, James MacGregor Burns

The noble Brutus Hath told you Caesar was ambitious: If it were so, it was a grievous fault, And grievously hath Caesar answer'd it. Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest— For Brutus is an honourable man; So are they all, all honourable ...

Google previewThe Beauties of Shakespeare Being Elegant Extracts Carefully Selected from All His Plays: With a Dictionary of Obscure, Or Antiquated Words (1797)

Noble Brutus Hath told you Caesar was ambitious; If it were so, it was a grievous fault, - And grievously hath Caesar answer'd it. Here, under leave of Brutus, and the rest, For Brutus is an honourable man, - * So are they als, all honourable ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language; in which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations ... Together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar. By Samuel Johnson ... Whith Numerous Corrections, and with the Addition of Several Thousand Words ... by the Rev. H.J. Todd ... In Four Volumes. Vol. 1. [-4.] (1818)

We seem ambitious God's whole work t'undo. Donne. The neighb'ring monarch's by thy beauty led, -...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

Ambitious often implies inordinate, sometimes presumptuous, eagerness to advance oneself or to attain something beyond one's present reach; it may, in addition, connote aggressiveness in the pursuit of one's ends (the noble Brutus hath told ...

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Men may be popular without being ambitious, but there is hardly an ambitious man who does not try to be popular. (Lord North)
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Scrabble value of A1M3B3I1T1I1O1U1S1

The value of this 9-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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