Ambitionist

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ambitionist One excessively ambitious.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ambitionist An ambitious person; one devoted to self-aggrandizement.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ambitionist (Carlyle) an ambitious man
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—L. ambition-em, the going about—that is, the canvassing for votes practised by candidates for office in Rome—ambi, about, and īre, itum, to go.