Origin of ambitious
Examples from the Web for ambitious
As part of their ambitious film schedule, Marvel has cast British actor Benedict Cumberbatch to play the doctor in 2016.The Flying Sorcery of Dr. Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch Is Marvel's Most Bizarre Magician|Rich Goldstein|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Without the community, the ultimate destiny of any preservation project, no matter how ambitious, will be short-lived.
Although not his most ambitious work, this novel is a wonderful example of Johnson operating in his most readable mode.
There are precious few large-scale, ambitious, original works.Christopher Nolan Uncut: On ‘Interstellar,’ Ben Affleck’s Batman, and the Future of Mankind|Marlow Stern|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At a rally in Pittsburgh a week before the election, Johnson laid out an ambitious, transformative vision for the United States.How LBJ and Reagan Wrecked Our Faith in Government|Scott Porch|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was ambitious to know the will of God and to be worthy of Divine approbation.Wilford Woodruff|Matthias F. Cowley
He is of all men the most Ambitious, and never did man desire more to have a hand in Affairs.
This officer, however, whatever his prerogatives may be, is not ambitious that his term of office be of any benefit.The Great White Tribe in Filipinia|Paul T. Gilbert
Are not these prudent and proper counsellors for an ambitious and headstrong woman?The Life of Marie de Medicis, Vol. 3 (of 3)|Julia Pardoe
Most of our ambitious tarpon fishers go to Florida, where each fish captured will probably cost you some fifty dollars.Ranching, Sport and Travel|Thomas Carson
British Dictionary definitions for ambitious
Word Origin and History for ambitious
late 14c., from Latin ambitiosus "going around to canvass for office," from ambitio (see ambition). Related: Ambitiously.