Definition of aspiring adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈspaɪərɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈspaɪərɪŋ//
    (less frequent aspirant) [only before noun]
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  1. 1wanting to start the career or activity that is mentioned Aspiring musicians need hours of practice every day.
  2. 2wanting to be successful in life He came from an aspiring working-class background. More Like This Adjectives that only come before a noun all-round, antenatal, aspiring, chief, dedicated, eventual, express, high-flying, live, lone, mere, mitigating, rogue, sheer, standout, ulterior, utterSee worksheet.
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