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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ambitious mean? 

AMBITIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective AMBITIOUS has 2 senses:

1. having a strong desire for success or achievement
2. requiring full use of your abilities or resources

  Familiarity information: AMBITIOUS used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

AMBITIOUS (adjective)

Sense 1ambitious [BACK TO TOP]


Having a strong desire for success or achievement


pushful; pushing; pushy (marked by aggressive ambition and energy and initiative)

aspirant; aspiring; wishful (desiring or striving for recognition or advancement)

compulsive; determined; driven (strongly motivated to succeed)

manque; would-be (unfulfilled or frustrated in realizing an ambition)

overambitious (excessively ambitious)


enterprising (marked by imagination, initiative, and readiness to undertake new projects)


ambition; ambitiousness (a strong drive for success)


unambitious (having little desire for success or achievement)

Sense 2ambitious [BACK TO TOP]


Requiring full use of your abilities or resources


challenging; ambitious

Context examples:

ambitious schedule / performed the most challenging task without a mistake


difficult; hard (not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure)

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