Ambitious

Definition of Ambitious

Am`bi´tious
a.1.Possessing, or controlled by, ambition; greatly or inordinately desirous of power, honor, office, superiority, or distinction.
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious,
And Brutus is an honorable man.
- Shak.
2.Strongly desirous; - followed by of or the infinitive; as, ambitious to be or to do something.
I was not ambitious of seeing this ceremony.
- Evelyn.
Studious of song, and yet ambitious not to sing in vain.
- Cowper.
3.Springing from, characterized by, or indicating, ambition; showy; aspiring; as, an ambitious style.
A giant statue . . .
Pushed by a wild and artless race,
From off wide, ambitious base.
- Collins.

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