- Ambitious Am*bi"tious, a. [L. ambitiosus: cf. F. ambitieux.
1. Possessing, or controlled by, ambition; greatly or
inordinately desirous of power, honor, office,
superiority, or distinction.
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious, And Brutus is an honorable man. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
I was not ambitious of seeing this ceremony. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]
Studious of song, and yet ambitious not to sing in vain. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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