- a person who aspires, as one who seeks or desires a career, advancement, status, etc.: The aspirants for foundation grants had yet to prove themselves.
- aspiring or yearning for something important or of value.
Origin of aspirant
Related Words for aspirantcontestant, applicant, candidate, competitor, hopeful, wannabe, postulant, striver
Examples from the Web for aspirant
Contemporary Examples of aspirant
Turkey, a NATO member and European Union aspirant, has a long history of jailing journalists and dissenters.Turkey Arrests Journalists in Crackdown
December 14, 2014
This is where the votes are and where aspirant politicians have to aim much of their agenda.Netanyahu's Studied Ambiguity
January 21, 2013
Historical Examples of aspirant
How is the aspirant thirsting for knowledge to signify to them his wish for instruction?Clairvoyance
Charles Webster Leadbeater
Many times the aspirant will remark, "I swear I didn't make it move!"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis
It was the aspirant he had drunk beer with weeks ago at Brocourt.One Man's Initiation--1917
John Dos Passos
But this was merely the probation of the "novice," as the aspirant was termed.Kosciuszko
Monica Mary Gardner
Yet this man is the only Thinker, the only Aspirant, amongst them all.Zanoni
Edward Bulwer Lytton
- a person who aspires, as to a high position
- aspiring or striving
"one who aspires," 1738, from French aspirant, from Latin aspirantem (nominative aspirans), present participle of aspirare (see aspire).