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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ambitious  \Am*bi"tious\,  a.  [L.  ambitiosus:  cf  F.  ambitieux 
  See  {Ambition}.] 
  1.  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.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Strongly  desirous;  --  followed  by  of  or  the  infinitive; 
  as  ambitious  to  be  or  to  do  something 
 
  I  was  not  ambitious  of  seeing  this  ceremony. 
  --Evelyn. 
 
  Studious  of  song,  and  yet  ambitious  not  to  sing  in 
  vain.  --Cowper. 
 
  3.  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.  --Collins. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ambitious 
  adj  1:  having  a  strong  desire  for  success  or  achievement  [ant:  {unambitious}] 
  2:  requiring  full  use  of  your  abilities  or  resources; 
  "ambitious  schedule";  "performed  the  most  challenging  task 
  without  a  mistake"  [syn:  {challenging}] 




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