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English definition of “ambitious”

ambitious

adjective     /æmˈbɪʃəs/
PERSON B2 wanting to be successful or powerful: an ambitious young lawyerSuccessful (things or people)
PLAN B2 An ambitious plan will need a lot of work and will be difficult to achieve: This is our most ambitious project so far.Goals and purposes
(Definition of ambitious adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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