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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.


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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)

A-E by George R. Goethals, Georgia Jones 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 previewDictionary of Upriver Halkomelem (2009)

by Brent Douglas Galloway

ambitious (be) ambitious, (be) willing:: shxwúxwe. (be) willing to do one's work, (ambitious [BHTTC]):: lexws'ó:les. Ambystoma gracile decorticatum Ensatina eschscholtzi and Plethodon vehiculum and possibly also: Ambystoma ...

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 English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions (1889)

Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology by Richard Soule

Aspirer, ambitious person. 2. Candidate, solicitor, solicitant, competitor. Aspirant, a. Aspiring, ambitious. Aspirate, a. Aspìrated, toneless, unintonatcd, atonic, surd, pronounced with a simple breathing, not vocal, without vocaiity, without tone.

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

A Dictionary of Discriminated Synonyms with Antonyms and Analogous and Contrasted Words 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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Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who hate one another with an instinctive hatred, and when they meet upon the same road, one of them has to give place. (Charles Baudelaire)
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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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