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aspirant

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noun as·pi·rant \ˈas-p(ə-)rənt, ə-ˈspī-rənt\

Simple Definition of aspirant

  • : a person who tries to become something : a person who aspires to do or to be something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of aspirant

  1. :  one who aspires <presidential aspirants>

Examples of aspirant in a sentence

  1. <a bevy of ever-smiling aspirants for the Miss America title>



1738

First Known Use of aspirant

1738


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aspirant

adjective as·pi·rant

Definition of aspirant

  1. :  seeking to attain a desired position or status <the pilot was an aspirant astronaut>



1800

First Known Use of aspirant

1800



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