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English definition of “ambitious”

ambitious

adjective     /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 ).Wanting thingsHoping and hopefulness 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 .Complicated and difficult to doDifficult to understand ambitiously     /-li/ adverb Complicated and difficult to doDifficult to understand
(Definition of ambitious adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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