ambitious


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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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So ambitious men, if they find the way open for their rising, and still get forward, they are rather busy than dangerous; but if they be checked in their desires, they become secretly discontent, and look upon men and matters with an evil eye, and are best pleased, when things go backward; which is the worst property in a servant of a prince, or state.
What we really want is a novel showing us all the hidden under-current of an ambitious man's career--his struggles, and failures, and hopes, his disappointments and victories.
SEEING a ship sailing by upon the sea of politics, an Ambitious Person started in hot pursuit along the strand; but the people's eyes being fixed upon the Presidency no one observed the pursuer.
Well, if you are not ambitious, you are--" He paused.
THE THIRD charge against the House of Representatives is, that it will be taken from that class of citizens which will have least sympathy with the mass of the people, and be most likely to aim at an ambitious sacrifice of the many to the aggrandizement of the few.
In The Ambitious Guest he has made use of the incident still told to travellers through the Notch, of the destruction of the Willey family in August, 1826.
In answer to the challenge of this ambitious structure Time had laid his destroying hand upon it, and it would soon be "one with Nineveh and Tyre.
Mousqueton had a magnificent livery, and enjoyed the satisfaction of which he had been ambitious all his life--that of standing behind a gilded carriage.
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.
In vain -- were I an ambitious man -- should I struggle against such remembrances as he has left; but that I am not ambitious I am going to prove to you.
Grandfather here remarked that many a New-Englander, who had passed his boyhood and youth in obscurity, afterward attained to a fortune which he never could have foreseen even in his most ambitious dreams.
In the end there remained only four: the she-wolf, the young leader, the one-eyed one, and the ambitious three-year- old.