Thesaurus.com
Thesaurus / ambitious
FEEDBACK

ambitious

See definition of ambitious on Dictionary.com
  • adj.desiring success
  • adj.requiring great effort, ability

synonyms for ambitious

  • aggressive
  • determined
  • earnest
  • energetic
  • enthusiastic
  • resourceful
  • anxious
  • ardent
  • aspiring
  • avid
  • ball of fire
  • bent upon
  • climbing
  • come on
  • come on strong
  • designing
  • desirous
  • driving
  • eager
  • eager beaver
  • enterprising
  • fireball
  • get up and go
  • go-getter
  • goal-oriented
  • hard ball
  • high-reaching
  • hopeful
  • hungry
  • industrious
  • inspired
  • intent
  • longing
  • power-loving
  • purposeful
  • pushing
  • pushy
  • self-starting
  • sharp
  • soaring
  • striving
  • thirsty
  • vaulting
  • zealous
See also synonyms for: ambitiousness / overambitious / unambitious

antonyms for ambitious

MOST RELEVANT
  • lethargic
  • unenthusiastic
  • content
  • easy
  • facile
  • fulfilled
  • satisfied
  • unassuming
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

TRY USING ambitious

See how your sentence looks with different synonyms.

Characters: 0/140
QUIZ
No "Pay-n" No Gain! Practice Your "Payed" Vs. Paid" Skills
START THE QUIZ

How to use ambitious in a sentence

Last week, IBM announced an ambitious road map for development of its quantum computers that may see machines capable enough for these kinds of solutions by the end of the decade.
STARTUP DEBUTS SOFTWARE TO HELP ANY COMPANY USE ‘QUANTUM ALGORITHMS’JEREMY KAHNSEPTEMBER 24, 2020FORTUNE
When Karen Leibowitz and Anthony Myint opened The Perennial, the most ambitious and expensive restaurant of their careers, it was essentially on a self-dare.
THIS RESTAURANT DUO WANT A ZERO-CARBON FOOD SYSTEM. CAN IT HAPPEN?BOBBIE JOHNSONSEPTEMBER 24, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
They have been fueled by people wanting to be a part of something ambitious, and even a little bit dangerous.
CLIMATE ACTION: FEAR HASN’T MOTIVATED PEOPLE, SO LET’S GET THEM EXCITEDMATTHEWHEIMERSEPTEMBER 22, 2020FORTUNE
It molded me into the wife and mother who lives life on her terms, who is an equal partner in marriage, who gets to be ambitious and nurturing, strong and vulnerable, all at the same time.
RUTH BADER GINSBURG’S PASSING FEELS LIKE MILLIONS OF WOMEN HAVE LOST THEIR BUBBIEJAKEMETHSEPTEMBER 22, 2020FORTUNE
What the pandemic hasn’t done is stop creative, ambitious business leaders from figuring out ways to fix what’s broken, heal the sick, and clean up the planet.
WHAT IT WILL TAKE TO BEAT COVID: SOME CLUES FROM OUR 2020 CHANGE THE WORLD LISTCLEAF2013SEPTEMBER 21, 2020FORTUNE
IBM and Schlumberger began talking about an ambitious container project about a year ago and spent the past six months working on a proof-of-concept system for oil companies to use.
IBM AND SCHLUMBERGER JUST PARTNERED ON A BIG OIL INITIATIVEJONATHANVANIAN2015SEPTEMBER 8, 2020FORTUNE
Lucas Joppa at Microsoft is pushing the company—and, if he’s successful, the planet—to achieve ambitious environmental goals.
FORTUNE’S 40 UNDER 40 HONOREES IN TECH DEFY THE PANDEMICRHHACKETTFORTUNESEPTEMBER 2, 2020FORTUNE
The idea of exorcising capitalism from food access is an ambitious one.
MUTUAL AID GROUPS RECKON WITH THE FUTURE: ‘WE DON’T WANT THIS TO JUST BE A FAD’TIM DONNELLYSEPTEMBER 2, 2020EATER
Musk has made the world stop laughing in so many ambitious areas that the world is inclined to give a project in which he’s had a hand a second look.
WHAT DOES GPT-3 MEAN FOR THE FUTURE OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION?WALTER THOMPSONAUGUST 28, 2020TECHCRUNCH
Geoffrey and Matt Chaiken have an ambitious plan to lower the price that consumers have to pay for their prescription drugs.
WHY AN AMAZON AND AIRBNB VET JOINED A DIGITAL HEALTH COMPANY THAT WANTS TO SLASH DRUG PRICESSY MUKHERJEEAUGUST 24, 2020FORTUNE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
Choose the synonym for future
capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO AMBITIOUS

  • ambitious
  • aspirant
  • eager
  • eager beaver
  • endeavoring
  • enthusiastic
  • impassioned
  • longing
  • on the make
  • striving
  • wishful
  • would-be
  • zealous
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.