overambitious overambitious  /ˈoʊ və ræm ˌbɪ ʃəs/


  • (adj) excessively ambitious


  1. Eagleton emerged as either naive or overambitious and dishonest in not telling McGovern about his past illness.
  2. It ought to be hard to take the fun out of play, but if you're an overambitious parent or coach with a young athlete in your charge, you may have managed to do it.
  3. He is not yet a polished craftsman; the overambitious screenplay tosses out far more narrative lines than it can possibly pull back in.


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  1. Among his main hard-won lessons, Guehenno said, is "the notion that you can enforce a peace is wrong. It's overambitious. What you can do is deter spoilers on the margin of a conflict."
    on Jul 29, 2008 By: Jean-Marie Guehenno Source: MiamiHerald.com

  2. But granting EU candidate status to Serbia before the end of the year "would be a bit overambitious," Steinmeier said.
    on Sep 4, 2008 By: Frank-Walter Steinmeier Source: Earthtimes (press release)

  3. Last year Adam Holloway MP wrote in a report of an "ill-conceived mission" and that "attempts to impose a central government ...... are overambitious and likely to fail."
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Adam Holloway Source: Morning Star Online

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