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"ambitious" in British English

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ambitiousadjective

uk   /æmˈbɪʃ.əs/  us   /æmˈbɪʃ.əs/
B2 having a strong wish to be successful, powerful, or rich: an ambitious young lawyer He's very ambitious for his children (= he wants them to be successful).
B2 If a plan or idea is ambitious, it needs a great amount of skill and effort to be successful or be achieved: She has some ambitious plans for her business. The government has announced an ambitious plan to modernize the railway network. The original completion date was over-ambitious, so we have had to delay the opening.

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ambitiously
adverb uk   /æmˈbɪʃ.əs.li/  us   /æmˈbɪʃ.əs.li/
(Definition of ambitious from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ambitious" in American English

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ambitiousadjective

 us   /æmˈbɪʃ·əs/
having a strong desire for success, achievement, power, or wealth: Even as a young man he was ambitious and self-assured.
If you describe an activity as ambitious, you mean that it involves a lot of effort or expense: It was an ambitious project to restore the public parks.
(Definition of ambitious from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"ambitious" in Business English

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ambitiousadjective

uk   us   /æmˈbɪʃəs/
having a strong wish to be successful: an ambitious young lawyer I make no secret of the fact that I am very ambitious.
if a plan or idea is ambitious, it needs a lot of skill and effort to be successful or be achieved: The retailer announced ambitious plans yesterday as it reported profits up 19%. The government has announced an ambitious programme to modernize the railway network. Their goals proved to be a little too ambitious.
ambitiously
adverb /æmˈbɪʃəsli/
The company had expanded ambitiously into Europe.
(Definition of ambitious from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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