having ; eagerly desirous of achieving or obtaining success, power, wealth, a specific goal, etc.:
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.
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
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 g-dwin
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 t-tled 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
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)
late 14c., from latin ambitiosus “going around to canv-ss for office,” from ambitio (see ambition). related: 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 […]
uncertainty or fluctuation, especially when caused by inability to make a choice or by a simultaneous desire to say or do two opposite or conflicting things. psychology. the coexistence within an individual of positive and negative feelings toward the same person, object, or action, simultaneously drawing him or her in opposite directions. historical examples what […]
having mixed feelings about someone or something; being unable to choose between two (usually opposing) courses of action: the whole family was ambivalent about the move to the suburbs. she is regarded as a morally ambivalent character in the play. psychology. of or relating to the coexistence within an individual of positive and negative feelings […]
a state intermediate between extroversion and introversion. ambiversion am·bi·ver·sion (ām’bĭ-vûr’zhən, -shən) n. a personality trait including the qualities of both introversion and extroversion.
to go at a slow, easy pace; stroll; saunter: he ambled around the town. (of a horse) to go at a slow pace with the legs moving in lateral pairs and usually having a four-beat rhythm. an ambling gait. a slow, easy walk or gentle pace. a stroll. contemporary examples he ambled into the main […]