Synonyms for ambition:
mettle, tenacity, initiative, persistence, dynamism, the law of the jungle, desire, staying power, vigor, calling, perseverance, perversity, backbone, stamina, moxie.
enterprise, grit, megalomania, energy, fix on.
fight, intent, resolve, determination, why.
direction, drive, meaning, commitment, resolution.
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
intent, end, mark, view, why, point, design, meaning.
aspiration, ambitiousness, dream.
calculation, will, procedure, aim, agenda, forecast, scenario, object, scheme, intention, endeavor, idea, wish, proposal, goal, approach, consideration, strategy, policy, schedule, forethought, plan, prospectus, choice, expectation, contemplation.
destination, mission, vocation, undertaking, search, lodestar, objective, life work, pursuit, aspiration, profession, quest, target.
something desired (noun)
goal, end, purpose, mark, aim, target, objective, intent, wish, dream.
strong desire for success (noun)
energy, enterprise, vigor, push, spirit, desire, aspiration, pretension, drive, initiative, emulation, moxie.