Ambitiously



having ; eagerly desirous of achieving or obtaining success, power, wealth, a specific goal, etc.:
ambitious students.
showing or caused by ambition or an earnest desire for achievement or distinction:
an ambitious attempt to break the record for number of wins in a single season.
strongly desirous; eager:
ambitious of love and approval.
requiring exceptional effort, ability, etc.:
The candidate is proposing an ambitious program for eliminating all slums.
Contemporary Examples

They are self-referential, sculpted by parody or subversive of conventions, and ambitiously re-inventive.
‘True Detective,’ Obsessive-Compulsive Noir, and ‘Twin Peaks’ Jimmy So March 13, 2014

Historical Examples

Conceited, vain, and disobedient, he afterwards came near wrecking the cause which he had ambitiously embraced.
Beacon Lights of History, Volume XI John Lord

No other American has written so artfully, so happily, or so ambitiously in this field.
Contemporary American Composers Rupert Hughes

The number of his concubines and his wives has been ambitiously celebrated by Christian writers.
Four Early Pamphlets William Godwin

Your seating me at your table was an honour which I did not ambitiously affect.
Joseph Andrews, Vol. 2 Henry Fielding

American women, from high to low, keep house too hard because too ambitiously.
The Secret of a Happy Home (1896) Marion Harland

His much too ambitiously titled Mélanges Littéraires turn to stories, though stories touched with the polisson brush.
A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 George Saintsbury

There is no appeal here to a wriggle of some kind, as in the case of the Worm that ambitiously aspires to become a Mollusc.
The Life of the Spider J. Henri Fabre

Also, besides the birds, he occasionally glimpsed whole sheets of newspapers as they ambitiously voyaged above the house tops.
The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates

She had proclaimed no Déclaration européenne des droits de l’homme et du citoyen, as the French Revolution had ambitiously done.
Thomas Jefferson Gilbert Chinard

adjective
having a strong desire for success or achievement; wanting power, money, etc
necessitating extraordinary effort or ability: an ambitious project
(often foll by of) having a great desire (for something or to do something)
adj.

late 14c., from Latin ambitiosus “going around to canvass for office,” from ambitio (see ambition). Related: Ambitiously.

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