[ uh-spahyer-ing ]
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  1. eagerly or ambitiously aiming for a particular career, title, social status, etc.: an aspiring composer; a team of aspiring gold medalists.

Origin of aspiring

First recorded in 1575–1595; aspire + -ing2

synonym study For aspiring

See ambitious.

Other words from aspiring

  • as·pir·ing·ly, adverb
  • non·as·pir·ing, adjective
  • un·as·pir·ing, adjective
  • un·as·pir·ing·ly, adverb

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