Adjective "aspiring" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/əˈspʌɪərɪŋ/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Directing one's hopes or ambitions towards becoming a specified type of person.
  1. 'Despite minor problems, Greek is still a very addictive little show with some positive messages for aspiring college students.'
  2. 'The Team Ireland Golf Trust has allocated a total of 240,000 to aspiring golfers who are pursuing their sporting careers on professional golf tours.'
  3. 'We have a great deal to offer to aspiring young people.'
  4. 'A recorded dramatization was provided, with gaps in the dialogue which aspiring thespians were invited to fill with their own emotive interpretations.'
  5. 'Post-war Paris was a natural means of escape for the aspiring artist.'
  6. 'Mary is an aspiring herbalist who lives in Central Florida.'
  7. 'There was once a young aspiring writer in the 19th century, who had everything going against him.'
  8. 'For aspiring underwater photographers the road to success is littered with obstacles.'
  9. 'The second aspiring revolutionary I met was a representative of all the stereotypes.'
  10. 'She's probably an aspiring actress, or an aspiring something else.'

Definitions

1. to long, aim, or seek ambitiously; be eagerly desirous, especially for something great or of high value (usually followed by to, after, or an infinitive): to aspire after literary immortality; to aspire to be a doctor.

2. Archaic. to rise up; soar; mount; tower.

More examples(as adjective)

"members can be aspiring."

"nations can be aspiring."

"candidates can be aspiring."

"politicians can be aspiring."

"artists can be aspiring."

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Origin

(aspire)