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Pronunciation: /æmˈbɪʃən/

Translation of ambition in Spanish:


  • 1.1 c and u (drive, desire) ambición (feminine) he seems to be totally lacking in ambition no parece nada ambicioso (showing disapproval) no parece tener aspiraciones de ningún tipo they have ambitions for their daughter aspiran a que su hija llegue lejos
    Example sentences
    • Land-hungry settlers viewed the royal government as an obstacle to their ambitions.
    • Now, if I get some MP to sign a letter, it feels like I've achieved my life's ambition.
    • All of this occurs amid speculation about her own presidential ambitions.
    Example sentences
    • Goneril and Regan, consumed by ambition, divide the kingdom in half.
    • During the course of Citizen Kane, the hero marries two women and his ambition drives them away.
    • In a book of such ambition, there will be much with which to quibble.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (energy, vitality) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], energía (feminine)

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