For a Hindu to rise from his inherited caste is next to impossible, and this tends to make the Hindus an ambitionless race.
Could this vapid and ambitionless assembly produce real men?
A wonderful waking dream of joy overflooding years of ambitionless ease; of the Damory Court that should be in days to come.
Years in the factory had made them dead, listless, soulless and ambitionless creatures.
Her marriage to this easy-going, ambitionless, though generous prince had been a failure.
Mischief is sure to crop up, in one form or another, among the idle and ambitionless.
The shepherd's life in the far West is as uninteresting, ambitionless, and lonely an existence as falls to the lot of man.
When I came, Los Angeles was a sleepy, ambitionless adobe village with very little promise for the future.
Lazy and ambitionless, they are incapable of uniting their tribal forces.
mid-14c., from Middle French ambition or directly from Latin ambitionem (nominative ambitio) "a going around," especially to solicit votes, hence "a striving for favor, courting, flattery; a desire for honor, thirst for popularity," noun of action from past participle stem of ambire "to go around" (see ambient).
Rarely used in the literal sense in English, where it carries the secondary Latin sense of "eager or inordinate desire of honor or preferment." In early use always pejorative, of inordinate or overreaching desire; ambition was grouped with pride and vainglory.