ambitious ambitious  /æm ˈbɪ ʃəs/


  1. (adj) having a strong desire for success or achievement
  2. (adj) requiring full use of your abilities or resources


  1. When Ethel Leginska decided ten years ago that she would be a conductor, musicians and laymen regarded her as an eccentric, a publicity seeker who was ambitious beyond her sex.
  2. Because it was sufficiently dangerous, popular, newsworthy and, frequently, ambitious to warrant the interest of reviewers.
  3. He has ambitious plans to help rebuild New Orleans.


  1. Balloons Could One Day Provide Internet Access From The Stratosphere

    Brett Smith for - Your Universe Online On Friday, Google announced an ambitious plan to provide true worldwide internet access by using a network of balloons. While using 19th century technology to send instantaneous communications might seem like something out of a steampunk fantasy, Google said it envisions the newly unveiled Project Loon as a way for children living in remote ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: redOrbit

  2. Obama gets caught in a trade war with Democrats

    As President Barack Obama pushes an ambitious agenda to liberalize global trading, political trade wars are forming — with his fellow Democrats.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Denver Post

  3. Obama trade dilemma: Scant support from Democrats

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama pushes an ambitious agenda to liberalize global trading, political trade wars already are forming, and they're with fellow Democrats rather than with Republicans, his usual antagonists.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News


  1. "I realize there are those who say these plans are too ambitious to enact," Obama said. "To that I say that the challenges we face are too large to ignore. I didn't come here to pass on our problems to the next president or the next...
    on Mar 21, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

  2. "This report gives new urgency to establishing ambitious, formal, and regulated processes for collecting and managing e-waste via the setting up of large, efficient facilities in China," said Achim Steiner director of the UN Environment Program.
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Achim Steiner Source: Natural

  3. "But the ambitious measures taken by governments and central banks in these exceptional circumstances are expected to put a floor under the fall in economic activity this year and enable a recovery next year," Almunia said in a statement.
    on May 4, 2009 By: Joaquin Almunia Source:

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