ambition ambition  /æm ˈbɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) a cherished desire
  2. (n) a strong drive for success
  3. (v) have as one's ambition


Derived Word(s)


  1. But the purest form of ambition is political ambition, because it represents a desire to rule over other people.
  2. Early in the film, Abhishek uses his dimples to underline the notion of innocent ambition.


  1. Camille Paglia Pens Love Letter to Joan Rivers, 'Iconic Feminist Role Model'

    The author says her "caustic voice, relentless energy and driving ambition" make the legendary comic and TV mainstay an enduring force of nature. read more
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Hollywood Reporter

  2. Is Apple's Beautiful iOS 7 Design Primed For Fall Crisis?

    Jony Ive's new iOS designs for the iPhone are beautiful. He deserves success for his ambition alone: ?True simplicity is derived from so much more than just the absences of clutter or ornamentation. It?s about bringing order to complexity.?
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. The Civil Wars Release New Song, 'The One That Got Away'

    The Civil Wars announced a hiatus last November due to "internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition," but that hasn't stopped the duo...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Billboard


  1. "Senator Byrd's ambition was legendary," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., recalling how shortly after he first took his oath of office on January 3, 1959, the same day Alaska became a state, he told a local newspaper that he...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Harry Reid Source: Washington Post

  2. Fisichella, who made 224 starts in a 13-year career, said: "It is true that it has always been an ambition to do this, and for Vijay to have allowed it to become a reality is very generous."
    on Sep 3, 2009 By: Giancarlo Fisichella Source: UK Express

  3. "International support depends on the scale of his ambition and the degree of his achievement in five key areas: security, governance, reconciliation, economic development and engagement with Afghanistan's neighbors," Mr. Brown said.
    on Nov 6, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: New York Times

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