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aspiring

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

First recorded in 1575–1595; aspire + -ing2

synonym study for aspiring

See ambitious.

OTHER WORDS FROM aspiring

as·pir·ing·ly, adverbnon·as·pir·ing, adjectiveun·as·pir·ing, adjectiveun·as·pir·ing·ly, adverb
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