Adjective "aspirant" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Having ambitions to achieve something, typically to follow a particular career.
  1. 'Other chapters, conversely, are likely to be concluded or closed only at the last minute since they touch upon core vested interests of current and aspirant member states.'
  2. 'This process, while exhausting, is rewarding, and may produce answers that surprise both aspirant guideline authors and users.'
  3. 'The warm-ups were an education for me both as an aspirant conductor, and as a researcher.'
  4. 'It is, of course, a convergence powerfully helped by the fact that accession to the European Union requires aspirant states to adhere to the principles of the free movement of capital, services and goods.'
  5. 'For that reason alone, discrimination against aspirant women programmers is likely to be limited.'
  6. 'His roots may be privileged ones, but his work ethic is fierce and focused, a powerful example for young and aspirant artists.'
  7. 'These performances are then showcased at a festival to promote aspirant writers.'
  8. 'Lavish profiles of diligent and precocious students - aspirant astronomers, nuclear physicists and even theologians- and their proud parents adorn the newspapers.'
  9. 'The Department clearly recognised and accepted the difficulties that aspirant university colleges would face.'
  10. 'His advice to aspirant writers is to write exactly what they personally want to write and not to try to spot bandwagons.'


A person who has ambitions to achieve something.
  1. 'As the first step, the aspirants were invited to call a number and leave a one-minute commentary piece on an imaginary situation.'
  2. 'The information handbook for the engineering aspirants will be available at 80 select Indian Bank outlets in Tamil Nadu.'
  3. 'This year, more than ever before, France's crop of presidential aspirants offers something for just about everybody.'
  4. 'This year, nearly 150 teachers and teaching aspirants have enrolled for the one-month certificate programme.'
  5. 'In some cases, however, an expert became well enough known that aspirants came from far and wide to his house to study.'
  6. 'In reviewing the performance of councillors, there is also need for a second look at the qualifications for aspirants to local government office.'
  7. 'Seminaries that are now empty of aspirants to the priesthood are filled by men and women choosing to study theology, anxious to serve their communities.'
  8. 'From 4,000 plus, the number of aspirants was trimmed to a little over 1,500.'
  9. 'One had expected the new aspirants and candidates to propose these as the main issues that should determine the course of the coming elections.'
  10. 'The aspirants lingered around, checked, cross-checked and kept their fingers crossed over the prospects of getting a job.'


1. a person who aspires, as one who seeks or desires a career, advancement, status, etc.: The aspirants for foundation grants had yet to prove themselves. adjective

2. aspiring or yearning for something important or of value.

More examples(as adjective)

"members can be aspirant."

"countries can be aspirant."

"politicians can be aspirant."

"students can be aspirant."

"recentlies can be aspirant."

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Mid 18th century (as a noun): from Latin aspirant- ‘aspiring’, from the verb aspirare (see aspire).