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Ambitious

Pronunciation of Ambitious
/ambˈɪʃəs/, /ambˈɪʃəs/, /a_m_b_ˈɪ_ʃ_ə_s/

Antonyms for ambitious:

easy, unambitious.

Synonyms for ambitious:

Sense 1

sedulous, stout, persevering, resolute, dedicated, earnest, unbroken, intent, single-minded, persistent, hell-bent, dogged, untiring, insistent, strong-minded, steely, strong-willed, indomitable, strenuous, resolved, undeterred, unflinching, vaulting, bullheaded, relentless, uncompromising, heroic, pertinacious, unwavering, unswerving, unbowed, purposeful, tough-minded, stoutly, unstoppable, emulous.

Sense 2

gritty, unrelenting, hotly, grim, stern, coming, tough, tenacious.

Sense 3

robust, enthusiastic, iron.

Sense 5

firm.

Sense 9

strong.

Sense 10

hot.

competing

competitive.

exalted

grand.

aggressive (adjective)

pushing.

compelled (adjective)

driven.

desiring success (adjective)

enthusiastic, enterprising, purposeful, intent, vaulting, determined, pushy, earnest, pushing, aspiring, aggressive.

difficult (adjective)

strenuous.

hopeful (adjective)

aspiring.

requiring great effort, ability (adjective)

difficult, strenuous, challenging, hard.

Sense 1 (noun)

insistent, enthusiastic, persistent, intent, vaulting, earnest, sedulous, emulous, purposeful, dedicated, competitive.

Sense 2 (noun)

tough.

ambitious (noun)

driven, aspiring, challenging, aggressive, enterprising, would-be, manque, compulsive, pushful, difficult, aspirant, pushing, overambitious, determined, hard, pushy.

challenging (noun)

grand.

cunning (noun)

machiavellian.

Usage examples for ambitious:

  • She resolved that she would not be indebted to her ambitious rival for aid. - "Henry IV, Makers of History", John S. C. Abbott.
  • If you love me, be ambitious for me. - "The Spinners", Eden Phillpotts.
  • Thy Cinq- Mars is an ambitious youth, who has lost himself. - "Cinq Mars, Complete", Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009.

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