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aspiration

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of aspiration

  1. 1 eager desire for personal advancement <a combination of aspiration and hard work made her the top female tennis player in the state> Synonyms ambitiousness, ambition, go-gettingRelated Words determination, diligence, drive, energy, enterprise, go, hustle, industry, initiative, motivation, push; aggression, competitiveness, killer instinct; opportunism, overambitiousness, pretentiousness, pushiness; assertiveness, daring, spirit; ardor, avidity, eagerness, keenness, passion; avarice, greed, hungerNear Antonyms apathy, halfheartedness, indifference, unconcern; idleness, indolence, inertia, laziness, lethargy, shiftlessness, sloth

  2. 2 something that one hopes or intends to accomplish <college is his immediate aspiration after he graduates from high school> Synonyms aim, ambition, goal, bourne (also bourn), design, dream, end, idea, ideal, intent, intention, mark, meaning, object, objective, plan, point, pretension, purpose, target, thingRelated Words grail, holy grail; plot, project, scheme; desire, hope, mind, wish; nirvana; destination, terminusNear Antonyms means, method, way




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