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1. ambition

noun. ['æmˈbɪʃən'] a cherished desire.

Synonyms

  • American Dream
  • nationalism
  • aspiration
  • desire
  • emulation

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • pull
  • attract
  • waking

Etymology

  • ambicion (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ambition (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Ambition

  • predisposition
  • misrecognition
  • juxtaposition
  • retransmission
  • presupposition
  • decomposition
  • statistician
  • reimposition
  • redeposition
  • redefinition
  • precondition
  • pediatrician
  • obstetrician
  • mathematician
  • malnutrition
  • geriatrician
  • fondkommission
  • extradition
  • transmission
  • superstition
  • requisition
  • recondition
  • recognition
  • proposition
  • premonition
  • preignition
  • inquisition
  • exposition
  • expedition
  • electrician

How do you pronounce ambition?

Pronounce ambition as æmˈbɪʃən.

US - How to pronounce ambition in American English

UK - How to pronounce ambition in British English

Sentences with ambition


1. Noun, singular or mass
Your ambition may also mean years of hard work until you take on the cases you want.

Quotes about ambition


1. When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope is to leave the world a little better for having been there.
- Jim Henson

2. Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
- Bill Bradley

3. I'm hopeful. I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington, obviously. But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure.
- George W. Bush

2. ambition

noun. ['æmˈbɪʃən'] a strong drive for success.

Synonyms

  • ambitious
  • drive
  • unambitious
  • ambitiousness
  • aspiration
  • power hunger
  • status seeking

Antonyms

  • ambitious
  • enterprising
  • unenterprising
  • easy

Etymology

  • ambicion (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ambition (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. ambition

verb. ['æmˈbɪʃən'] have as one's ambition.

Synonyms

  • want

Antonyms

  • imperfection
  • disloyalty

Etymology

  • ambicion (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ambition (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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