[ uh-spahyuhr-uhnt, as-per-uhnt ]
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  1. 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.

  1. aspiring or seeking to attain something important or of value.

Origin of aspirant

First recorded in 1730–40; from French or directly from Latin aspīrant- (stem of aspīrāns, present participle of aspīrāre ); see origin at aspire, -ant

Words that may be confused with aspirant

Words Nearby aspirant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use aspirant in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for aspirant


/ (ˈæspɪrənt, əˈspaɪərənt) /

  1. a person who aspires, as to a high position

  1. aspiring or striving

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