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Definition of ambitious:

  1. Possessing, or controlled by, ambition; greatly or inordinately desirous of power, honor, office, superiority, or distinction.
  2. Springing from, characterized by, or indicating, ambition; showy; aspiring; as, an ambitious style.
  3. Strongly desirous; - followed by of or the infinitive; as, ambitious to be or to do something.

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overambitious, thirsty, high-pressure, thought-provoking, desire, earnest, enthusiastic, insistent, hopeful, intriguing, would-be, eager, purposeful, punishing, compulsive, aggressive, dedicated, formidable, hard, zealous, pretentious, driving, hungry, manque, scheming, sedulous, lofty, demanding, resourceful, pushing, designing, pushful, challenging, militant, assertive, tough, hustling, motivated, enterprising, hard-driving, aspirant, competitive, go-getting, vaulting, aspiring, persistent, self-asserting, self-seeking, pushy, predatory, intent, driven, avid, industrious, complicated, fierce, energetic, taxing, sharp, be an effort, determined, emulous, grand, arduous, difficult, striving, lackadaisical, in-your-face, self-assertive.

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