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Meaning of ambition

am•bi•tion

Pronunciation: (am-bish'un), [key]
— n.
  1. an earnest desire for some type of achievement or distinction, as power, honor, fame, or wealth, and the willingness to strive for its attainment: Too much ambition caused him to be disliked by his colleagues.
  2. the object, state, or result desired or sought after: The crown was his ambition.
  3. desire for work or activity; energy: I awoke feeling tired and utterly lacking in ambition.
—v.t.
  1. to seek after earnestly; aspire to.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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