One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he was an exceptionally energetic, ambitious, and intelligent politician’
aspiring, determined, forceful, pushy, enterprising, pioneering, progressive, eager, motivated, driven, enthusiastic, energetic, zealous, committed, go-ahead, go-getting, purposeful, assertive, aggressive, hungry, power-hungry
informal on the make
2‘he was ambitious to make it to the top’
eager, determined, enthusiastic, desirous, anxious, hungry, impatient, striving, yearning, longing, wishing, itching, dying, hoping, avid, hankering
3‘an ambitious task’
difficult, exacting, demanding, formidable, challenging, hard, arduous, onerous, tough, stiff, strenuous
bold, grandiose, extravagant, monumental
informal killing, hellish
British informal knackering
unambitious, easy, modest
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