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adjective ambitious pronunciation in British English /æmˈbɪʃəs/
  1. 1
    determined to be successful, rich, famous etc

    an ambitious young lawyer

    ambitious for someone (=determined that someone will succeed):

    Her parents were intensely ambitious for her and her younger sister.

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  2. 2
    an ambitious plan, aim, or attempt is difficult and will need a lot of effort to succeed

    an ambitious strategy for managing health care

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ambitiously

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