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aspirant

noun as·pi·rant \ ˈas-p(ə-)rənt , ə-ˈspī-rənt \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of aspirant

: one who aspires
  • presidential aspirants

Examples of aspirant in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of aspirant

1738


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aspirant

adjective

Definition of aspirant

: seeking to attain a desired position or status
  • the pilot was an aspirant astronaut

First Known Use of aspirant

1800


ASPIRANT Defined for English Language Learners

aspirant

noun

Definition of aspirant for English Language Learners

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



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