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Definition of "overambitious" []

  • Ambitious to an excessive degree. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "overambitious" in a sentence
  • "He said that they were being "overambitious" about how much could be cut from public spending."
  • "He warned that it appeared the parties were being "overambitious" about how much could be cut from public expenditure, suggesting that the next government would have to rely much more on "tax increases and welfare cuts" than anyone was currently admitting."
  • "All parties, he suggested, were being "overambitious" in their claims to be able to cut spending and warned that whoever formed the next government would have to rely far more on tax increases than so far admitted."
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