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Synonyms for ambitious
æmˈbɪʃ əsam·bi·tious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ambitiousadjective

    having a strong desire for success or achievement


    shiftless, easy, unambitious, ambitionless

  2. ambitious, challengingadjective

    requiring full use of your abilities or resources

    "ambitious schedule"; "performed the most challenging task without a mistake"

    challenging, intriguing, thought-provoking

    unambitious, shiftless, ambitionless, easy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ambitiousadjective

    aspiring, eager for superiority, eager for distinction or fame

  2. ambitiousadjective

    showy, pretentious

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ambitiousadjective

    aspiring, emulous, desirous, showy, pretentious, ostentatious

    unambitious, indifferent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "ambitious":

    far-reaching, aspirational, challenging, bold

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How to use ambitious in a sentence?

  1. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    An ambitious wolf will rise above a complacent lion.

  2. Jason Pride:

    Manufacturing PMI's are a good gauge of economic growth and have risen materially in the last year, coupled with the ambitious balance sheet reduction plan, monetary policy tightening could prove a larger headwind than anticipated. Normalizing monetary policy is a good thing, but the Fed should be careful of the pace.

  3. Isa Dick Hackett:

    It's incredibly ambitious, the material is sensitive. People said 'we don't want to do a show with Nazis,'.

  4. Buckminster Fuller:

    Great nations are simply the operating fronts of behind-the-scenes, vastly ambitious individuals who had become so effectively powerful because of their ability to remain invisible while operating behind the national scenery.

  5. Diandra Soobiah:

    It's important that more details follow quickly on how Barclays will deliver these ambitious climate targets, particularly their pledge to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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