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There are 71 total results for your Ambition search.

Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

大望

see styles
 taimou;taibou / taimo;taibo / たいもう;たいぼう
 Vertical Wall Scroll
aspiration; ambition

得誌


得志

see styles
dé zhì / de2 zhi4
te chih
 Vertical Wall Scroll
to accomplish one's ambition; a dream come true; to enjoy success

雄心

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xióng xīn / xiong2 xin1
hsiung hsin
 yuushin;ogokoro / yushin;ogokoro / ゆうしん;おごころ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
great ambition; lofty aspiration
heroic spirit; brave heart; aspiration; ambition; (surname) Yuushin

ウィル

see styles
 iru / ウィル
 Vertical Wall Scroll
(1) will; intent; desire; ambition; (2) will; testament; (place-name) Wil

ロマン

see styles
 roman / ロマン
 Vertical Wall Scroll
(1) (kana only) romance (e.g. Arthurian romances) (fre: roman); (2) (kana only) novel; (3) (kana only) romance; love affair; (4) (kana only) adventurous spirit; impossible dream; great ambition; (place-name) Roman (Roumania); Romain; Romao

see styles
zhì / zhi4
chih
 kokorozashi / こころざし
aspiration; ambition; the will
(1) will; resolution; intention; ambition; aim; goal; (2) kindness; goodwill; kind offer; (3) gift (as a token of gratitude); (female given name) Yuki
Will, resolve, 志意; 心志; also data, records; resolution

抱負


抱负

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bào fù / bao4 fu4
pao fu
 houfu / hofu / ほうふ
aspiration; ambition
aspiration; ambition; pretension

野心

see styles
yě xīn / ye3 xin1
yeh hsin
 yashin / やしん
ambition; wild schemes; careerism
(1) ambition; aspiration; (2) sinister designs; treachery

see styles
jīn / jin1
chin
 eri / えり
lapel; overlap of Chinese gown; fig. bosom (the seat of emotions); to cherish (ambition, desires, honorable intentions etc) in one's bosom
(1) collar; lapel; neckband; neck; (2) nape of the neck; scruff of the neck; (female given name) Eri

俗念

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 zokunen / ぞくねん worldliness; worldly ambition; unholy desires

俗気

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 zokki;zokke;zokuke;zokuki / ぞっき;ぞっけ;ぞくけ;ぞくき vulgarity; worldliness; worldly ambition

八覺


八觉

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bā jué / ba1 jue2
pa chüeh
 hachikaku
The eight (wrong) perceptions or thoughts, i.e. desire; hate; vexation (with others); 親里 home-sickness; patriotism (or thoughts of the country's welfare); dislike of death; ambition for one's clan or family; slighting or being rude to others. 華嚴經 13; eight awarenesses

壮志

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 soushi / soshi / そうし great ambition; lofty aspiration; (given name) Takeshi

大志

see styles
dà zhì / da4 zhi4
ta chih
 taishi / たいし
high aims
ambition; aspiration; (personal name) Motoyuki

大願


大愿

see styles
dà yuàn / da4 yuan4
ta yüan
 taigan / たいがん
{Buddh} ambition; the Buddha's great vow (to save all people); (given name) Taigan
The great vow, of a Buddha, or bodhisattva, to save all the living and bring them to Buddhahood.

宏願


宏愿

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hóng yuàn / hong2 yuan4
hung yüan
great aspiration; great ambition

封頂


封顶

see styles
fēng dǐng / feng1 ding3
feng ting
to put a roof (on a building); to cap the roof (finishing a building project); fig. to put a ceiling (on spending, prize, ambition etc); to top off; fig. to reach the highest point (of growth, profit, interest rates); to stop growing (of plant bud or branch)

心氣


心气

see styles
xīn qì / xin1 qi4
hsin ch`i / hsin chi
intention; motive; state of mind; ambition; aspiration; heart 氣|气[qi4] (TCM)

志向

see styles
zhì xiàng / zhi4 xiang4
chih hsiang
 shikou / shiko / しこう
ambition; goal; ideal; aspiration
(noun/participle) (See 指向・1) intention; aim; preference (for); orientation (towards a goal); (personal name) Shikou

志望

see styles
 shibou / shibo / しぼう (noun/participle) wish; desire; ambition

志氣


志气

see styles
zhì qì / zhi4 qi4
chih ch`i / chih chi
 shiki / しき
ambition; resolve; backbone; drive; spirit
(surname) Shiki

志願


志愿

see styles
zhì yuàn / zhi4 yuan4
chih yüan
 shigan / しがん
aspiration; ambition; to volunteer
(n,vs,adj-no) aspiration; volunteering; desire; application
to wish

意慾

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 iyoku / いよく (out-dated kanji) (n,n-suf) will; desire; ambition; urge (e.g. creative urge)

意欲

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 iyoku / いよく (n,n-suf) will; desire; ambition; urge (e.g. creative urge)

抱く

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 udaku / うだく    idaku / いだく (transitive verb) (1) to embrace; to hold in the arms (e.g. a baby); to hug; (Godan verb with "ku" ending) (2) to have sex with; to make love to; to sleep with; (3) to sit on eggs; (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (transitive verb) to embrace; to hold in the arms (e.g. a baby); to hug; (transitive verb) (1) to embrace; to hold in the arms (e.g. a baby); to hug; (2) to harbour (e.g. grudge); to harbor; to bear; to have (e.g. ambition); to entertain (e.g. hope, suspicion)

掉悔

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diào huǐ / diao4 hui3
tiao hui
 jōke
Discontent and regret, ambition and repining; restlessness and remorse

本望

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běn wàng / ben3 wang4
pen wang
 honmou / honmo / ほんもう
(noun or adjectival noun) long-cherished ambition; satisfaction; (female given name) Motomi
one's long-cherished desire

浪曼

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 rouman / roman / ろうまん (1) (kana only) romance (e.g. Arthurian romances) (fre: roman); (2) (kana only) novel; (3) (kana only) romance; love affair; (4) (kana only) adventurous spirit; impossible dream; great ambition

浪漫

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làng màn / lang4 man4
lang man
 roman / ろまん
romantic
(1) (kana only) romance (e.g. Arthurian romances) (fre: roman); (2) (kana only) novel; (3) (kana only) romance; love affair; (4) (kana only) adventurous spirit; impossible dream; great ambition; (surname, female given name) Roman

色気

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 iroke / いろけ (1) (See 色合い・1) colouring; coloring; shade of colour (color); (2) sex appeal (esp. of women); sexiness; sexual allure; seductiveness; (3) interest in the opposite sex; sexual feelings; sexual urge; (4) charm; elegance; romance; graciousness; (5) feminine presence; (6) desire; interest; ambition; inclination

虚静

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 kyosei / kyose / きょせい calm and free of ambition or care

襟抱

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jīn bào / jin1 bao4
chin pao
ambition; an aspiration

覇気

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 haki / はき (1) spirit; drive; vigour; vigor; (2) ambition; aspiration

遐志

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xiá zhì / xia2 zhi4
hsia chih
lofty ambition; lofty aspiration

遠志


远志

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yuǎn zhì / yuan3 zhi4
yüan chih
 tooshi / とおし
far-reaching ambition; lofty ideal; milkwort (Polygala myrtifolia), with roots used in Chinese medicine
(given name) Tooshi

野望

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 yabou / yabo / やぼう (See 野心・1) ambition; aspiration

雄圖


雄图

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xióng tú / xiong2 tu2
hsiung t`u / hsiung tu
grandiose plan; great ambition

雄志

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 yuushi / yushi / ゆうし great ambition; lofty aspiration; (given name) Yuuji

非望

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 hibou / hibo / ひぼう inordinate ambition

ウイル

see styles
 uiru / ウイル (1) will; intent; desire; ambition; (2) will; testament; (personal name) Will

上進心


上进心

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shàng jìn xīn / shang4 jin4 xin1
shang chin hsin
motivation; ambition

事業心


事业心

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shì yè xīn / shi4 ye4 xin1
shih yeh hsin
devotion to one's work; professional ambition

企圖心


企图心

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qǐ tú xīn / qi3 tu2 xin1
ch`i t`u hsin / chi tu hsin
ambition; ambitious

功名心

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 koumyoushin / komyoshin / こうみょうしん ambition; aspiration

向上心

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 koujoushin / kojoshin / こうじょうしん ambition; aspiration; desire to improve oneself

ローマン

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 rooman / ローマン (1) (kana only) romance (e.g. Arthurian romances) (fre: roman); (2) (kana only) novel; (3) (kana only) romance; love affair; (4) (kana only) adventurous spirit; impossible dream; great ambition; (personal name) Lohmann; Lowman

上昇志向

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 joushoushikou / joshoshiko / じょうしょうしこう (noun - becomes adjective with の) desire for improvement (in social standing, etc.); ambition to rise in the world

人窮志短


人穷志短

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rén qióng zhì duǎn / ren2 qiong2 zhi4 duan3
jen ch`iung chih tuan / jen chiung chih tuan
poor and with low expectations; poverty stunts ambition

壮とする

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 soutosuru / sotosuru / そうとする (exp,vs-i) to admire a person's courage; to approve of someone's ambition

夙願以償


夙愿以偿

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sù yuàn yǐ cháng / su4 yuan4 yi3 chang2
su yüan i ch`ang / su yüan i chang
a long-cherished ambition is realized

大願成就

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 taiganjouju;daiganjouju / taiganjoju;daiganjoju / たいがんじょうじゅ;だいがんじょうじゅ (noun/participle) (yoji) realization of a great ambition; realisation of a great ambition

未竟之志

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wèi jìng zhī zhì / wei4 jing4 zhi1 zhi4
wei ching chih chih
unfulfilled ambition

本懐成就

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 honkaijouju / honkaijoju / ほんかいじょうじゅ (noun/participle) (yoji) realization of a great ambition; attainment of one's most cherished desire; one's earnest prayer being answered

水輪三昧


水轮三昧

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shuǐ lún sān mèi / shui3 lun2 san1 mei4
shui lun san mei
 suirin zanmai
The samādhi of the water 'wheel' 水輪, one of the 五輪三昧; water is fertilizing and soft, in like manner the effect of this samādhi is the fertilizing of good roots, and the softening or reduction of ambition and pride; water wheel concentration

求名菩薩


求名菩萨

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qiú míng pú sà / qiu2 ming2 pu2 sa4
ch`iu ming p`u sa / chiu ming pu sa
 Gumyō Bosatsu
The Qiuming (fame-seeking) bodhisattva, v. Lotus Sutra, a name of Maitreya in a previous life. Also, Yaśaskāma, 'A disciple of Varaprabhā noted for his boundless ambition and utter want of memory.' Eitel; Fame Seeking Bodhisattva

淺希近求


浅希近求

see styles
qiǎn xī jìn qiú / qian3 xi1 jin4 qiu2
ch`ien hsi chin ch`iu / chien hsi chin chiu
to aim low; to aim to get by; without lofty ambition

狼子野心

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láng zǐ yě xīn / lang2 zi3 ye3 xin1
lang tzu yeh hsin
ambition of wild wolves (idiom); rapacious designs

畫虎類犬


画虎类犬

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huà hǔ lèi quǎn / hua4 hu3 lei4 quan3
hua hu lei ch`üan / hua hu lei chüan
drawing a tiger like a dog (idiom); to make a fool of oneself by excessive ambition

精衛填海


精卫填海

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jīng wèi tián hǎi / jing1 wei4 tian2 hai3
ching wei t`ien hai / ching wei tien hai
lit. mythical bird Jingwei tries to fill the ocean with stones (idiom); futile ambition; task of Sisyphus; determination in the face of impossible odds

野心満々

see styles
 yashinmanman / やしんまんまん (adj-no,adj-t,adv-to) (yoji) burning with ambition; highly ambitious

野心満満

see styles
 yashinmanman / やしんまんまん (adj-no,adj-t,adv-to) (yoji) burning with ambition; highly ambitious

青雲の志

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 seiunnokokorozashi / seunnokokorozashi / せいうんのこころざし high (lofty) ambition

大煩惱地法


大烦恼地法

see styles
dà fán nǎo dì fǎ / da4 fan2 nao3 di4 fa3
ta fan nao ti fa
 dai bonnō chi hō
The six things or mental conditions producing passion and delusion: stupidity, excess, laziness, unbelief, confusion, discontent (or ambition); v. 倶舍論 4; major basic factors of affliction

アンビション

see styles
 anbishon / アンビション ambition

ウイル;ウィル

see styles
 uiru;iru / ウイル;ウィル (1) (See うぃる) will; intent; desire; ambition; (2) will; testament

ハンガリー精神

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 hangariiseishin / hangariseshin / ハンガリーせいしん hungry spirit (lacking in people not having drive or ambition)

ハングリー精神

see styles
 hanguriiseishin / hanguriseshin / ハングリーせいしん strong motivation; aggressive ambition; hunger for success; hungry spirit

抱く(P);懐く

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 idaku(p);daku(抱ku)(p);udaku(ok) / いだく(P);だく(抱く)(P);うだく(ok) (transitive verb) (1) to embrace; to hold in the arms (e.g. a baby); to hug; (2) (いだく only) to harbour (e.g. grudge); to harbor; to bear; to have (e.g. ambition); to entertain (e.g. hope, suspicion); (Godan verb with "ku" ending) (3) (だく only) to have sex with; to make love to; to sleep with; (4) (だく only) to sit on eggs

野心満々;野心満満

see styles
 yashinmanman / やしんまんまん (adj-no,adj-t,adv-to) (yoji) burning with ambition; highly ambitious

意欲(P);意慾(oK)

see styles
 iyoku / いよく (n,n-suf) will; desire; ambition; urge (e.g. creative urge)

アスピレーション;アスピレイション

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 asupireeshon;asupireishon / asupireeshon;asupireshon / アスピレーション;アスピレイション (1) aspiration; hope; ambition; desire; (2) aspiration; drawing breath

Entries with 2nd row of characters: The 2nd row is Simplified Chinese.

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