ambition - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun 

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/æmˈbɪʃ(ə)n/
singularambition
pluralambitions
  1. 1
    [countable] something that you very much want to do, usually something that is difficult to achieve

    I had no idea about Jesse’s political ambitions.

    His ambition was to become a successful writer.

    achieve/fulfil/realize an ambition:

    She seemed set to achieve all her ambitions.

    ambition to do something:

    It had been my lifelong ambition to coach a leading team.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the feeling that you want very much to become successful, rich, famous etc

    a young woman with drive and ambition