Definition of ambitious
- an ambitious young executive
- ambitious for power
- an ambitious film
The company was created by two very ambitious young men in the early 1900s.
This 500-page book is her most ambitious effort yet.
Your plans for the future are very ambitious.
It was too ambitious a task for just one person.
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: having ambition : having a desire to be successful, powerful, or famous
: not easily done or achieved : requiring or showing ambition
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