(of a person or their character) Having or showing ambition; wanting a lot of power, honor, respect, superiority, or other distinction.
‘an ambitious person’; ‘someone's ambitious nature’;
Of a person, taking their work seriously and doing it well and rapidly.
(followed by "of" or the infinitive) Very desirous
habitually working diligently and for long hours.
Resulting from, characterized by, or indicating, ambition
‘an ambitious project’; ‘an ambitious style’; ‘an ambitious attempt to take power’; ‘an ambitious plan’; ‘an ambitious goal’;
characterized by hard work and perseverance
Hard to achieve.
Possessing, or controlled by, ambition; greatly or inordinately desirous of power, honor, office, superiority, or distinction.
‘Yet Brutus says he was ambitious,And Brutus is an honorable man.’;
Strongly desirous; - followed by of or the infinitive; as, ambitious to be or to do something.
‘I was not ambitious of seeing this ceremony.’; ‘Studious of song, and yet ambitious not to sing in vain.’;
Springing from, characterized by, or indicating, ambition; showy; aspiring; as, an ambitious style.
‘A giant statue . . . Pushed by a wild and artless race,From off wide, ambitious base.’;
having a strong desire for success or achievement
requiring full use of your abilities or resources;
‘ambitious schedule’; ‘performed the most challenging task without a mistake’;