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EtymologyEdit

under- +‎ ambition

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underambition (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being underambitious.
    • 2002, ‎Eric Ruding, Middle Management in Action: Practical Approaches to School Improvement, →ISBN:
      Both overambition and underambition at this stage will lead to frustration and the inevitable lack of effective progress.
    • 2003, Patrick Dunleavy, Authoring a PhD, →ISBN:
      So it is important to take seriously the scope to configure what your research will be about, avoiding both overreaching topics and underambition.
    • 2007, Rainer K Silbereisen & ‎Richard M Lerner, Approaches to Positive Youth Development, →ISBN:
      Being overambitious bears the risk of ending up empty-handed, whereas underambition will lead to a vocational track that has too little promotion potential.