ambitious /amˈbɪʃəs/


I. adjective

1. having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed

a ruthlessly ambitious woman.
2. (of a plan or piece of work) intended to satisfy high aspirations and therefore difficult to achieve

an ambitious enterprise.
II. derivatives

1. ambitiously /amˈbɪʃəsli /

2. ambitiousness /amˈbɪʃəsnəs /

– origin late Middle English: from Old French ambitieux or Latin ambitiosus, from ambitio (see ambition).

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