Ambition

Word AMBITION
Character 8
Hyphenation am bi tion
Pronunciations /æmˈbɪ.ʃən/

Definitions and meanings of "Ambition"

What do we mean by ambition?

An eager or strong desire to achieve something, such as fame or power. noun

The object or goal desired. noun

Desire for exertion or activity; energy. noun

To seek after ambitiously or eagerly; aspire to; be ambitious of.

The act of going about to solicit or obtain an office or other object of desire; a canvassing. noun

An eager or inordinate desire for some object that confers distinction, as preferment, political power, or literary fame; desire to distinguish one's self from other men: often used in a good sense: as, ambition to be good. noun

Hence The object of ambitious desire. noun

To seek after ambitiously or eagerly; to covet. transitive verb

The act of going about to solicit or obtain an office, or any other object of desire; canvassing. noun

An eager, and sometimes an inordinate, desire for preferment, honor, superiority, power, or the attainment of something. noun

Eager or inordinate desire for some object that confers distinction, as preferment, honor, superiority, political power, or literary fame; desire to distinguish one's self from other people. noun

An object of an ardent desire. noun

A desire, as in (sense 1), for another person to achieve these things. noun

A personal quality similar to motivation, not necessarily tied to a single goal. noun

To seek after ambitiously or eagerly; to covet. verb

Have as one's ambition verb

A cherished desire noun

A strong drive for success noun

Eager or inordinate desire for some object that confers distinction, as preferment, honor, superiority, political power, or literary fame; desire to distinguish one's self from other people.

An object of an ardent desire.

A desire, as in (sense 1), for another person to achieve these things.

A personal quality similar to motivation, not necessarily tied to a single goal.

The act of going about to solicit or obtain an office, or any other object of desire; canvassing.

1. A strong general desire for accomplishment, wealth or power, generally described as a positive trait. 2. A specific, overwhelming, desire in the vein of (1). 3. A card game played mainly by American college students, and the center of a minor scandal: falsely believing the game was written for political purposes (to unite international socialists) a group of right-wing Interneters mounted a campaign to supress and defame the game. The political motives behind the game have been debunked, though the game occasionally shows up in some tinfoil hat conspiracy theories. Urban Dictionary

1. An eager or strong desire to achieve something, such as fame or power. Urban Dictionary

1. The need to let others know how self-important one is. Urban Dictionary

A) An earnest desire for some type of achievement. b) Ambition is the Grim reaper of boredom and apathy. c) Ambition is that cousin who comes round to your house and makes you feel bad, because they're super nice and aspirational. Urban Dictionary

The willingness to kill the things you love and eat them to stay alive. Urban Dictionary

What drives man to achieve failure with greater speed then had he just let fate run its course. Urban Dictionary

Ruler with the Iron Phallus, One of many who molests little boys, has a tendency to be rando... LA CHUPACABRA! Goat sucker! Urban Dictionary

Meaningless arrangement of abstract nonsense invented by extortionist president of find another university intended to distract and falsely impress. the latest in amateur PR smoke & mirror magic shows which aims to be as incredibly offputting as possible due to the extremely unbecoming as well as unsubstantiated proclamation of fictitious and insulting gibberish. the deceitful and distasteful exploitation of modern-day cheap parlor tricks fabricated to disillusion unsuspecting consumers, students and parents. due to the rising of millennials (and quite frankly downfall of human society) this is becoming more of a common practice online through a disheartening effort of digital grandstanding while attempting to blend into today's disgraceful overuse of made-up social media trends that are as much tacky and temporary as they are lacking in true honor and integrity. Urban Dictionary

The determination or drive that gits a "hustler" goin to what they want... whether it be love, money, drugs, sex, or the feeling of belonging Urban Dictionary

A phrase that accurately describes the intentions of a person who partakes in an action to piss another person off. Urban Dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms for Ambition

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The word "ambition" in example sentences

The main ambition is to lose some weight and get myself into better shape, which basically means covering some ground again and this time applying that old willpower to maintaining the state. ❋ Tru2myart (2008)

Whoever thinks we are a one issue party i am afraid they are wrong, i must assume this person has never heard of a 'Manifesto' yes this describes what the party wants to achieve, i take it the EDP's manifesto has not been read by this person, yes the main ambition is parity for England as was plaid cymru's for Wales and the Scottish National party for Scotland. ❋ Unknown (2006)

Our main ambition is to raise as many children as we can afford and give them all the love we have in us. ❋ Unknown (1977)

People often use the word ambition as a negative, but I can't see anything wrong with being driven. ❋ Unknown (2011)

But if your ambition is a one-party state and irreversible changes, then things are going right according to plan. ❋ Unknown (2009)

In young women the erotic wishes predominate almost exclusively, for their ambition is as a rule absorbed by erotic trends. ❋ Unknown (2008)

Petkoff at 74 year old cannot have more than a one term ambition, and as Reagan was, is old enough to measure what real glory is e.g., leaving a functional country behind and old enough to not only know the value of delegating power, but on how to do it, on whom to delegate. ❋ Unknown (2006)

The ANC was opposed to what he described as ambition for ambition's sake or for personal gain. lso of concern was a lack of management skills among officials in government departments. ❋ Unknown (1998)

And it is the desire to be a factor in the world, to increase the scope and consequence of one's self that is the leading ingredient in what we call ambition, and the desire for fame, and at least one ingredient in the desire for wealth. ❋ Irwin Edman (N/A)

After a country storekeeper has accumulated $20,000 or $30,000 his ambition is to be the President of a bank and he starts one with his own capital, giving some of his family or friends enough shares to qualify as Directors and comply with the Act: Thus, with $25,000 he can start a National Bank, with all the legal powers and functions of a great New York or Chicago institution. ❋ Unknown (1905)

"I know not yet what I shall be," he replied with an air of self-reproach; "I fear I have too much of this fiery ardor which we call ambition to settle down into the passive character of the preacher." ❋ William Gilmore Simms (1838)

However, research studies that claim to examine women's "ambition" as a term and a concept won't reflect that, because of the complicated nuances and connotations of the word "ambition." ❋ Kathy Caprino (2011)

Now that her "ambition" is out there for people to read, can it be at all possible that a filmmaker would be willing to put Megan in a film where she's naked? ❋ Unknown (2008)

Staging an exhibition of this scale and ambition is always a challenge, and we are ever grateful to the sustained generosity and public spiritedness of lenders from both public and private collections all over the world. ❋ Paul Levy (2010)

My ambition is to blend all of those storytelling tools to provide the reader with a more intense, more engaging, and ultimately deeper reading experience. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Our ambition is exceeded only by our arrogance, and that vindicates both. cd Says: ❋ Unknown (2009)

I think that because it so utterly lacks in ambition, I can't fault it too much for being so bad, because I don't think Daniel was shooting for anything beyond this (aside from thinking it's good). ❋ Unknown (2009)

The seed of ambition is planted which Lady M. will force in to early flower (as a gardeners in in in in between us competence say). ❋ Admin (2009)

We all applaud ambition, but sometimes the proper ambition is simply to be the best escapist show you can be. ❋ Unknown (2009)

1. [That fool's] got no ambition whatsoever. 2. My ambition is to score a 1700 on the SATs. 3. "If Ambition wuz written to start revoltin's, then I can control weather patterns with my penis!" -- [Cthulhu], post-celebrity and [scrapin'] by as an insult comic. ❋ 23 Skidoo (2005)

I [got] ambitionz [az] a [rider] ❋ J.P. (2003)

[That kid's] got a lot of ambition. Keep your [distance] unless you want to hear about his latest project [for three] hours. ❋ Kaolin Fire (2008)

Friend: Dude [your cousin] has so much [ambition]. Me: I know, [I can't stand] her. ❋ Replacement (2010)

Jonathan, ambition is the [willingness] to kill the things you love and eat them to [stay alive]. Haven't you ever read my [throw pillow]? ❋ Slumburg (2010)

[Personal] [experience] ❋ Nethcev! (2004)

We elected an Ambit and we all quit [the clan] we he started poking us in the eye with his [iron] [phallus]. ❋ LA CHUPACARBA-GOAT SUCKER (2005)

Unbridled Ambition is the ultimate in delusional thinking. It looks beyond the horizon of pompous self-congratulating arrogance, when great potential is transformed into greatly [unconscionable] and unjustified boastfulness. Unbridled Ambition is comparable to the engine from the late 1970's [Ford Pinto] that drives the American dream into an extremely volatile and fiery explosion, the force that propels individuals and organizations straight into the ground [burning to death] from self-combustion. Harassing with the power of Unbridled Ambition in order to bring find another university to new depths as the horrifying joke on the American higher education market. ❋ Owl Deep Throat (2017)

a person growin up with a [hard life] on the streets... a [hustler] havin an ambition to do what they want... [Hustler's ambition] ❋ T.O. (Tara) (2006)

Steven Sinski: That [mother-fucker] just [cut me off]. Dan Sinski: [It's okay] son he has dickhead ambitions. ❋ Andrewrauschhasabigcock (2010)

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