[ US /æmˈbɪʃəs/ ]
[ UK /æmbˈɪʃəs/ ]
  1. requiring full use of your abilities or resources
    ambitious schedule
    performed the most challenging task without a mistake
  2. having a strong desire for success or achievement
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How To Use ambitious In A Sentence

  • The Holy Alliance was the joint labour of an unfortunate man who had suffered a terrible mental shock and who was trying to pacify his much-disturbed soul, and of an ambitious woman who after a wasted life had lost her beauty and her attraction and who satisfied her vanity and her desire for notoriety by assuming the rôle of self-appointed Messiah of a new and strange creed. The Story of Mankind
  • Suddenly, seeking high office, Liddy Dole was described as over-ambitious, chilly and nasty under the "syrupy" Southern accent. Caryl Rivers: Bad, Mad Michelle
  • Born Princess Sophia of the minor German principality of Anhalt-Zerbst, reared by an ambitious and self-centered mother, she was plucked out of near obscurity by the Russian czarina, Elizabeth, in 1744 as a bride for the heir to the Russian throne, Peter III. The Rise Of an Empress
  • Reporter - unquote "unquote" is looking for a confident, competent and ambitious reporter with language skills, specifically French or Scandinavian, to work as part of the unquote "team. News from Journalism.co.uk
  • The bond struck between these ambitious men was to endure.
  • But it has a depth and ambitiousness that are worthy of praise.
  • A less ambitious painter would have been content merely to bask in the glory that his canvases had earned him.
  • This sort of decentralising of empowerment would be welcome if it was not for the government's ambitious home-building programme. Further urban sprawl solves nothing | Editorial
  • Jack's hobby was model making and he was currently engaged in a vast and ambitious project.
  • I'd never met anyone so ambitious and as single-minded.
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