Definition of overambitious in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌōvəramˈbiSHəs/


Excessively ambitious.
Example sentences
  • I find some overseas prescriptions sound, some obvious, and some overambitious and pretentious.
  • Much of this is due to overambitious expansion plans, according to chief executive Terry Playle.
  • The event provides a forum for people to vent their frustrations, as long as they do this within a certain language framework, and are not overambitious or militant about their demands.



Example sentences
  • Other long-nurtured pet projects have an element of tragic overambition to them, a yearning to do something that's either more personal or may shatter the restrictions of their star persona.
  • The chairman, in whom the bank lost confidence, said he was proud to be guilty of overambition.
  • Its downfall came from overambition on limited resources.



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Syllabification: o·ver·am·bi·tious

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