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aspiration

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1 eager desire for personal advancement
  • A combination of aspiration and hard work made her the top female tennis player in the state.
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2 something that one hopes or intends to accomplish
  • College is his immediate aspiration after he graduates from high school.
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ambition, aspiration, pretension mean strong desire for advancement. ambition applies to the desire for personal advancement or preferment and may suggest equally a praiseworthy or an inordinate desire.
    • driven by ambition
aspiration implies a striving after something higher than oneself.
    • an aspiration to become president someday
pretension suggests ardent desire for recognition of accomplishment often without actual possession of the necessary ability and therefore may imply presumption.
    • has literary pretensions


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