[æm'bɪʃ(ə)n] or [æm'bɪʃən]
(noun.) a strong drive for success.
(noun.) a cherished desire; 'his ambition is to own his own business'.
(verb.) have as one's ambition.
(n.) The act of going about to solicit or obtain an office, or any other object of desire; canvassing.
(n.) An eager, and sometimes an inordinate, desire for preferment, honor, superiority, power, or the attainment of something.
(v. t.) To seek after ambitiously or eagerly; to covet.
n. . Desire of superiority, desire of distinction.. Longing, yearning, aspiration.
SYN:Aspiration, emulation, appetition
ANT:Indifference, inappetency, contentment, moderation
n. the desire of power honour fame excellence.—n. Ambi′tionist (Carlyle) an ambitious man.—adj. Ambi′tious full of ambition (with of formerly for): strongly desirous of anything—esp. power: aspiring: indicating ambition: showy or pretentious.—adv. Ambi′tiously.—n. Ambi′tiousness.
n. An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.
- His ambition was to restore the empire of Jengis Khan as he conceived it, a project in which he completely failed. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- To become a Guppy is the object of his ambition. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- Her pride and blameless ambition was to create smiles in all around her, and to shed repose on the fragile existence of her brother. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- To be on good terms with St. Mark, seems to be the very summit of Venetian ambition. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- What aim, what purpose, what ambition in life have you now? 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- Courage and ambition, when not regulated by benevolence, are fit only to make a tyrant and public robber. 戴维·休谟. 人性论.
- Till you chose to turn her into a friend, her mind had no distaste for her own set, nor any ambition beyond it. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- Behold ambition on his brow, And on his nose, a blot. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- And he had an abnormal share of youth's normal ambition to impress everybody. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- It is a very noble ambition,' said Mr. Pickwick. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- From my infancy I was imbued with high hopes and a lofty ambition; but how am I sunk! 玛丽·雪莱. 弗兰肯斯坦.
- I have no ambition to lose my life on the post-road between St. Petersburgh and Archangel. 玛丽·雪莱. 弗兰肯斯坦.
- She lived to find ambition, as unreal a delusion as love. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- She saw this, and yet determined to win his love; the obstacle served the rather to excite her ambition. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- The latter places one human life above any victory; while the former would sacrifice h undreds and thousands of lives to the ambition of one. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- No; I do not desire to return to the world, with all its tumult, ambitions, and fret. 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- She had her girlish ambitions and hopes, and felt some disappointment at the humble way in which the new life must begin. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- We begin to read less and less of the schemes and ambitions of King This or That, and more of the Designs of France or the Ambitions of Prussia. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Men's ambitions are apt to reflect the standards of their intimates. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- She had been plunged into new scenes, and had found in them a renewal of old hopes and ambitions. 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- But if you think they are what I should really enjoy, you must think my ambitions are good enough for me. 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- I have never recovered my self-respect since you showed me how poor and unimportant my ambitions were. 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- His hopes and his ambitions were all crumbling about him. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- In 1810 fresh friction was created by Alexander's objection to Napoleon's matrimonial ambitions. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Kantos Kan was confident now that the man's ambitions were fully aroused and that nothing short of the title of Jeddak of Helium would satisfy him. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星战神.
- You despise my ambitions--you think them unworthy of me! 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- Her ambitions were not as crude as Mrs. Bart's. 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- Her ambitions had shrunk gradually in the desiccating air of failure. 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- Truly I have been very pure in my ambitions. 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.