ambitious: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (am-bish'us), [key]
— adj.
  1. having ambition; eagerly desirous of achieving or obtaining success, power, wealth, a specific goal, etc.: ambitious students.
  2. showing or caused by ambition: an ambitious attempt to break the record.
  3. strongly desirous; eager: ambitious of love and approval.
  4. requiring exceptional effort, ability, etc.: an ambitious program for eliminating all slums.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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