Ambitiousness



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.
Historical Examples

Well, I don’t want to discourage your ambitiousness, but I guess you’ve struck Kilo about the worst time in the century.
Kilo Ellis Parker Butler

But on top av my ambitiousness there was an empty place in my sowl, an’ me own opinion av mesilf cud not fill ut.
Soldier Stories Rudyard Kipling

ambitiousness in those olden days showed itself in momentary outburst; the ambitiousness of to-day runs riot.
The Wisdom of Confucius Epiphanius Wilson

Nevertheless the lad wondered at the size and ambitiousness of this undertaking and accomplishment in the wilderness.
The Secret Cache E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill

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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