ambitious UK US /æmˈbɪʃəs/ adjective
having a strong wish to be successful: »

an ambitious young lawyer


I make no secret of the fact that I am very ambitious.

if a plan or idea is ambitious, it needs a lot of skill and effort to be successful or be achieved: »

The retailer announced ambitious plans yesterday as it reported profits up 19%.


The government has announced an ambitious programme to modernize the railway network.


Their goals proved to be a little too ambitious.

ambitiously /æmˈbɪʃəsli/ adverb

The company had expanded ambitiously into Europe.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Ambitiously — Am*bi tious*ly, adv. In an ambitious manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ambitiously — ambitious ► ADJECTIVE 1) having or showing ambition. 2) intended to meet a high standard and therefore difficult to achieve. DERIVATIVES ambitiously adverb ambitiousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • ambitiously — adverb with ambition; in an ambitious and energetic manner she pursued her goals ambitiously • Syn: ↑determinedly • Ant: ↑unambitiously • Derived from adjective: ↑determined (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ambitiously — adverb see ambitious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ambitiously — See ambitious. * * * …   Universalium

  • ambitiously — adverb In an ambitious manner …   Wiktionary

  • ambitiously — adv. aspiringly; pretentiously …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ambitiously — am·bi·tious·ly …   English syllables

  • ambitiously — See: ambitious …   English dictionary

  • ambitious — ambitiously, adv. ambitiousness, n. /am bish euhs/, adj. 1. having ambition; eagerly desirous of achieving or obtaining success, power, wealth, a specific goal, etc.: ambitious students. 2. showing or caused by ambition: an ambitious attempt to… …   Universalium

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