Definition of Aspiring

1. Adjective. Desiring or striving for recognition or advancement.

Exact synonyms: Aspirant, Wishful
Similar to: Ambitious
Derivative terms: Aspirant, Aspire



Definition of Aspiring

1. a. That aspires; as, an Aspiring mind.

Definition of Aspiring

1. Verb. (present participle of aspire) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aspiring

1. aspire [v] - See also: aspire

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aspiring

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aspiring (current term)
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Literary usage of Aspiring

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1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1920)
"Into this overheated atmosphere conies Pliocene man in the person of Steve O'Valley, bred in an orphan asylum, and aspiring to the hand of the Gorgeous Girl ..."

2. The Seasons by James Thomson, Patrick Murdoch, John Aikin (1811)
"... subterranean world, The expanding earthquake, that resistless shakes aspiring cities from their solid base, And buries mountains in the flaming gulf. ..."

3. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1907)
"Who can wish that he had been ? that that bright, pure, aspiring spirit should have been dulled by distress or torn with agony ? It might have lent a deeper ..."

4. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1884)
"The varied influences of man's environment conspire with the aspiring instincts of his in most soul to conduct him constantly out of the imperfect toward ..."

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