how to pronounce ambitious


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ambitious is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of ambitious in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… have partnered on ambitious plans for …”

meanings of ambitious


  1. Very desirous.
  2. Resulting from, characterized by, or indicating, ambition.
  3. Having or showing ambition; wanting a lot of power, honor, respect, superiority, or other distinction.
  4. Hard to achieve.

ambitious frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word ambitious occurs in english on average 9.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics ambitious can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that ambitious can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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