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aspirant

[ uh-spahyuhr-uhnt, as-per-uhnt ]
/ əˈspaɪər ənt, ˈæs pər ənt /
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noun
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.
adjective
aspiring or seeking to attain something important or of value.
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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

aspirant , aspirate, aspirin
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How to use aspirant in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for aspirant

aspirant
/ (ˈæspɪrənt, əˈspaɪərənt) /

noun
a person who aspires, as to a high position
adjective
aspiring or striving
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