Zealous vs. Ambitious: What's the Difference?
Zealous and Ambitious Definitions
Filled with or motivated by zeal; fervent.
Full of, characterized by, or motivated by ambition.
Full of zeal; ardent, fervent; exhibiting enthusiasm or strong passion.
Greatly desirous; eager
"I am not ambitious of ridicule" (Edmund Burke).
Filled with, or characterized by, zeal; warmly engaged, or ardent, in behalf of an object.
He may be zealous in the salvation of souls.
Requiring or showing much effort; challenging
An ambitious schedule.
Filled with religious zeal.
(of a person or their character) Having or showing ambition; wanting a lot of power, honor, respect, superiority, or other distinction.
An ambitious person
Someone's ambitious nature
Marked by active interest and enthusiasm;
An avid sports fan
A great walker
An eager beaver
(followed by "of" or the infinitive) Very desirous
Resulting from, characterized by, or indicating, ambition
An ambitious project
An ambitious style
An ambitious attempt to take power
An ambitious plan
An ambitious goal
Hard to achieve.
Possessing, or controlled by, ambition; greatly or inordinately desirous of power, honor, office, superiority, or distinction.
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious,And Brutus is an honorable man.
Strongly desirous; - followed by of or the infinitive; as, ambitious to be or to do something.
I was not ambitious of seeing this ceremony.
Studious of song, and yet ambitious not to sing in vain.
Springing from, characterized by, or indicating, ambition; showy; aspiring; as, an ambitious style.
A giant statue . . . Pushed by a wild and artless race,From off wide, ambitious base.
Having a strong desire for success or achievement
Requiring full use of your abilities or resources;
Performed the most challenging task without a mistake