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am·bi·tious

 (ăm-bĭsh′əs)
adj.
1. Full of, characterized by, or motivated by ambition.
2. Greatly desirous; eager: "I am not ambitious of ridicule" (Edmund Burke).
3. Requiring or showing much effort; challenging: an ambitious schedule.

am·bi′tious·ly adv.
am·bi′tious·ness n.

ambitious

(æmˈbɪʃəs)
adj
1. having a strong desire for success or achievement; wanting power, money, etc
2. necessitating extraordinary effort or ability: an ambitious project.
3. (often foll by of) having a great desire (for something or to do something)
amˈbitiously adv
amˈbitiousness n

am•bi•tious

(æmˈbɪʃ əs)

adj.
1. having ambition; eagerly desirous of achieving or obtaining success, power, wealth, etc.: an ambitious student.
2. showing or caused by ambition; requiring exceptional effort, ability, etc.: an ambitious program for fighting crime.
3. strongly desirous; eager: ambitious of love.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin ambitiōsus = ambiti(ōn)- ambition + -ōsus -ous]
am•bi′tious•ly, adv.
am•bi′tious•ness, n.
syn: ambitious, enterprising describe a person who wishes to rise above his or her present position or condition. An ambitious person strives for worldly success; such efforts may be admired or frowned on by others: an ambitious college graduate; an ambitious social climber. An enterprising person is characterized by energy and daring in undertaking projects: This company needs an enterprising new manager.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ambitious - having a strong desire for success or achievementambitious - having a strong desire for success or achievement
enterprising - marked by imagination, initiative, and readiness to undertake new projects; "an enterprising foreign policy"; "an enterprising young man likely to go far"
ambitionless, unambitious - having little desire for success or achievement
2.ambitious - requiring full use of your abilities or resourcesambitious - requiring full use of your abilities or resources; "ambitious schedule"; "performed the most challenging task without a mistake"
difficult, hard - not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"

ambitious

ambitious

adjective
Full of ambition:
Translations
ctižádostivýnáročnýambiciózní
ambitiøs
kunnianhimoinennäyttäväinnokas
ambiciozan
ambiciózusnagyra törő
metnaîargjarn
野心的な
야심적인
ctižiadostivý
ambiciozen
ambitiös
ทะเยอทะยาน
hırslıihtiraslıhevesli
nhiều tham vọng

ambitious

[æmˈbɪʃəs] ADJ [person, plan, goal] → ambicioso
he was not an ambitious manno era un hombre ambicioso
perhaps you're being too ambitiousquizá estés intentando abarcar demasiado
if you feel a bit more ambitious you could try this recipesi te sientes con ganas de probar algo más difícil, puedes intentar esta receta
to be ambitious for or of sth (frm) → ambicionar algo
to be ambitious for sbambicionar grandes cosas para algn
he was ambitious to be the bossaspiraba a or ambicionaba ser el jefe
his ambitious reform programmesu ambicioso programa de reforma
that's rather ambitious, isn't it?eso es bastante ambicioso, ¿no?
starting with this could be a little ambitiousempezar con eso podría ser querer abarcar demasiado or podría ser un poco ambicioso

ambitious

[æmˈbɪʃəs] adj
[person] → ambitieux/euse
She's very ambitious → Elle est très ambitieuse.
[plan, project, goal] → ambitieux/euse

ambitious

adjehrgeizig, ambitiös (pej); person alsoambitioniert (geh); idea, undertakingkühn; he is ambitious to …er setzt seinen ganzen Ehrgeiz daran, zu …; she is ambitious for her husbandsie hat ehrgeizige Pläne für ihren Mann; to be ambitious for somethingetw anstreben

ambitious

[æmˈbɪʃəs] adjambizioso/a
to be ambitious for one's children → avere delle ambizioni per i propri figli

ambition

(ӕmˈbiʃən) noun
1. the desire for success, fame, power etc. He is full of ambition and energy.
2. the desire eventually to become or do something special. His ambition is to be Prime Minister.
amˈbitious adjective
He is very ambitious; That plan is too ambitious.
amˈbitiously adverb
amˈbitiousness noun

ambitious

طَموح ctižádostivý ambitiøs ehrgeizig φιλόδοξος ambicioso kunnianhimoinen ambitieux ambiciozan ambizioso 野心的な 야심적인 ambitieus ambisiøs ambitny ambicioso честолюбивый ambitiös ทะเยอทะยาน hırslı nhiều tham vọng 有雄心的
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My dear girls, I am ambitious for you, but not to have you make a dash in the world, marry rich men merely because they are rich, or have splendid houses, which are not homes because love is wanting.
Before the week was over, all the ambitious mothers were sending their children to the afternoon dancing class.
She recalled the absolute freedom of their al-fresco life in the old double cabin, when she spent the greater part of her waking hours under the mute trees in the encompassing solitude, and, half regretting the more civilized restraints of this newer and more ambitious abode, forgot that she had ever rebelled against it.
At the thought, the ambitious father almost consented, in his heart, that, if the devil's power were needed to the accomplishment of this great object, Maule might evoke him.
such unaccountable masses of shades and shadows, that at first you almost thought some ambitious young artist, in the time of the New England hags, had endeavored to delineate chaos bewitched.
This made Harris happy, and filled him with ambitious anticipations.
With Tom it was awful; it 'most petrified him to think maybe he had got his uncle into a thousand times more trouble than ever, and maybe it wouldn't ever happened if he hadn't been so ambitious to get celebrated, and let the corpse alone the way the others done.
He was a very ambitious boy, full of plans for his future, which he discussed quite freely with Rebecca, but when she broached the subject of her future his interest sensibly lessened.
He was ambitious enough to be contented with nothing short of the highest rank of overseers, and persevering enough to reach the height of his ambition.
Well, if you are not ambitious, you are--" He paused.
Micawber, '- to quote a favourite expression of my friend Heep; but it may prove the stepping-stone to more ambitious domiciliary accommodation.
Now Umslopogaas glanced up sharply, for in those days he was ambitious, and desired to be first among the people.