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See definition of ambitions on Dictionary.com
  • nounstrong desire for success
  • nounsomething desired

synonyms for ambitions

  • appetite
  • aspiration
  • desire
  • energy
  • enthusiasm
  • hope
  • initiative
  • longing
  • love
  • lust
  • passion
  • pretension
  • spirit
  • vigor
  • yearning
  • zeal
  • ardor
  • avidity
  • craving
  • drive
  • eagerness
  • earnestness
  • emulation
  • enterprise
  • hankering
  • hunger
  • itch
  • keenness
  • moxie
  • push
  • striving
  • thirst
  • fire in belly
  • get up and go
  • right stuff
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antonyms for ambitions

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  • apathy
  • aversion
  • disgust
  • dislike
  • distaste
  • hate
  • hatred
  • idleness
  • inactivity
  • indifference
  • lethargy
  • pessimism
  • repulsion
  • disinterest
  • contentment
  • diffidence
  • humility
  • laziness
  • satisfaction
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How to use ambitions in a sentence

It was not an exalted niche to fill in life, but at least she had learned to fill it to perfection, and her ambitions were modest.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Even at his age he had ambitions, and expected that sometime he would, like his father, serve the king in some office.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
The social ambitions of the Tippetts were so definitely quenched that the indignant millionaire threatened to return to Chicago.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
When it ceased, she felt as if she had been carried away from "London," and from those old ambitions and hopes for ever.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
He had no hopes of winning her to wife—haply no desire, since he was not a man of very great ambitions.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Nature has endowed you with a healthy body, ardent desires, boundless ambitions—well, satisfy them all.
THE EVERLASTING ARMSJOSEPH HOCKING
He started out as a mere or'nary politician, but the Democratic Boss took him up and his ambitions are growing.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
It was your own instinct, no influence of mine, that sent you out here, filled with mixed but high ambitions.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
He had given her even the sacrifice of his deepest ambitions without ever reproaching her.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
He was incapable of interest in the fate and fortunes of another, the slave of his own desires and low ambitions.
TALES AND FANTASIESROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
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