aspiring

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adjective aspir·ing \ ə-ˈspī-riŋ \

Definition of aspiring

:desiring and working to achieve a particular goal :having aspirations to attain a specified profession, position, etc.
  • an aspiring actor [=a person who aspires to be and is trying to become an actor]
  • an aspiring novelist

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First Known Use of aspiring

1788



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