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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ambitiousness - a strong drive for successambitiousness - a strong drive for success    
drive - the trait of being highly motivated; "his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers"
aspiration - a will to succeed
power hunger, status seeking - a drive to acquire power


A strong desire to achieve something:


n (of person)Ehrgeiz m; (of idea, undertaking)Kühnheit f


(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
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