Ambitious Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms for Ambitious

The definition of determined is someone with their mind made up about something.
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The definition of ardent is a deep level of enthusiasm or passion.
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Striving for or desirous of reaching some (usually lofty) goal
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Intended to attract notice.
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Having a strong desire; craving
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That pushes forward; pressing, driving.
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The definition of arduous is a way of describing something that is extremely tiring and difficult.
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Bitter; piercing; acrimonious; cutting; stinging; severe; as, keen satire or sarcasm.
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Requiring the full application of one's abilities, attention, or resources:
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Ambitious to an excessive degree.
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Ardent in the pursuit of an object; eager to obtain or do; zealous with sincerity; with hearty endeavour; heartfelt; fervent; hearty; — used in a good sense; as, earnest prayers.
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Characterized by ambition
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Capable or clever; able to put available resources to efficient or ingenious use; using materials at hand wisely or efficiently.
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Excited by desire in the pursuit of any object; ardent to pursue, perform, or obtain; keenly desirous; hotly longing; earnest; zealous; impetuous; vehement.
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Showing initiative and willingness to undertake new projects:
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Characterized or prompted by a spirit of rivalry.
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The definition of intent is being focused on something.
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(Botany, of a plant) That climbs; that grows upwards by gripping onto a surface.
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Fast growing; tending to spread quickly and invade:
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Conniving; crafty.
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Given to forming schemes or plots; crafty, tricky, deceitful, etc.
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Showing signs of advancement and ambitious development:
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The definition of formidable is something that causes fear and is difficult to overcome.
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Making claims, explicit or implicit, to some distinction, importance, dignity, or excellence
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Of or relating to energy.
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The definition of zealous is having passionate energy for a belief or purpose.
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Taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit.
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The definition of industrious is someone who is hardworking, dedicated and a problem solver.
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Piled up or carried along by a current:
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Living or characterized by the exploitation of others for personal gain:
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(Idiomatic) Actively seeking a romantic encounter or relationship.
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Arrogant; haughty.
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Requiring much endurance, strength, or patience.
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Having or expressing desire; desiring:
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Attracting attention in a gaudy or flashy way
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Advancing or likely to advance in economic and social standing:
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Requiring or exhibiting courage or daring:
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Having or showing enthusiasm; ardent
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Having or marked by keen interest and enthusiasm:
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(Informal) Attractive or stylish:
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The definition of hopeful is feeling or giving a positive or optimistic attitude about some event or about the future.
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(Of wind, rain, etc): That drives forcefully; strong; forceful; violent
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Of or pertaining to such a person or way of life
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Aggressively ambitious; overly assertive, bold or determined.
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Experiencing a desire or need for food.
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Reaching too far; exaggerated:
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Antonyms for Ambitious

Not assuming, pretentious, or forward; modest; retiring
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In a state of satisfaction.
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Not particularly good or bad, large or small, right or wrong, etc.; fair, average, etc.
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Ready to accept or acquiesce; willing:
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desiring success
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Having little ambition for success or achievement
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The definition of facile is something that uses little effort or is easy to do.
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The definition of lackadaisical is someone lacking spirit or interest.
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Causing little or no pain:
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Free from worry, anxiety, trouble, or pain:
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Words Related to Ambitious

Having more importance than others; principal:
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Hard, not easy, requiring much effort.
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Synonym Study

  • Emulous suggests ambition characterized by a competitive desire to equal or surpass another
  • Enterprising implies an energetic readiness to take risks or undertake new projects in order to succeed
  • Aspiring suggests a striving to reach some lofty end regarded as somewhat beyond one's normal expectations an aspiring young poet
  • Ambitious implies a striving for advancement, wealth, fame, etc., and is used with both favorable and unfavorable connotations
Find another word for ambitious. In this page you can discover 77 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for ambitious, like: determined, , high flying, ardent, aspiring, emulous of fame, grand, unassuming, ostentatious, thirsty and pushing.