power hunger

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Noun1.power hunger - a drive to acquire power
ambitiousness, ambition - a strong drive for success
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Over the past decades, the noble ideals of the Indian national Congress have gathered the rust of power hunger, obeisance to particular individuals, non encouragement of second line leadership etc., among others.
Gradually after getting independence, the clutches of greed and power hunger took hold of us and soon the factor of care and respect started vaporising making us forget our commitment to our forefathers and to our State.
Career politicians are the curse of the UK, both at local and national level, as their power hunger becomes more important than their service to the people.
"The Celt is supposed to be spiritually superior to the Saxon (simpler, more creative, less vulgar, less snobbish, etc) but the usual power hunger is there under the surface."
No matter what kind of power hunger the Islamists in the two Arab countries may harbor, one of the biggest differences with Khomeini's Iran is the fact that the latter had paired its rupture with the West with its rupture with the political and constitutional life, to entrench its totalitarian isolation.