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Meaning of ASPIRANT

Pronunciation:  u'spIrunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an ambitious and aspiring young person; "a lofty aspirant"; "two executive hopefuls joined the firm"; "the audience was full of Madonna wannabes"
  2. [adj]  desiring or striving for recognition or advancement
  3. [adj]  seeking advancement or recognition

ASPIRANT is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: ambitious, aspirer, aspiring(a), aspiring(p), hopeful, hopeful, wannabe, wannabee, wishful, would-be(a)
 See Also: applicant, applier



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \As*pir"ant\ (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. aspirant, p. pr. of
    aspirer. See {Aspire}.]
  2. \As*pir"ant\, n. [Cf. F. aspirant.]
    One who aspires; one who eagerly seeks some high position or
    object of attainment.
          In consequence of the resignations . . . the way to
          greatness was left clear to a new set of aspirants.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: addict, also-ran, applicant, aspirer, baby kisser, bidder, candidate, chiliast, claimant, collector, coveter, dark horse, defeated candidate, desirer, devotee, dud, fancier, favorite son, freak, hankerer, hopeful, hoper, irrepressible optimist, lame duck, Leibnizian optimist, lover, millenarian, millennialist, millennian, office seeker, optimist, perfectibilist, perfectibilitarian, perfectionist, petitioner, philosophical optimist, political hopeful, Pollyanna, postulant, presidential timber, ray of sunshine, running mate, seeker, solicitant, solicitor, stalking-horse, suitor, suppliant, supplicant, utopian, votary, wanter, wisher, yearner