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Ambitious to an excessive degree.

o′ver·am·bi′tion n.
o′ver·am·bi′tious·ly adv.
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excessively ambitious: the aims were overambitious, therefore few were achieved.
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(ˌoʊ vər æmˈbɪʃ əs)
excessively ambitious.
o`ver•am•bi′tious•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.overambitious - excessively ambitious
ambitious - having a strong desire for success or achievement
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[ˌəʊvəræmˈbɪʃəs] ADJdemasiado ambicioso
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