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Wordnet 3.0


1. desiring or striving for recognition or advancement;
[syn: aspirant, aspiring(a), wishful]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Aspire \As*pire"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Aspired; p. pr. & vb. n. Aspiring.] [F. aspirer, L. aspirare. See Aspirate, v. t.] 1. To desire with eagerness; to seek to attain something high or great; to pant; to long; -- followed by to or after, and rarely by at; as, to aspire to a crown; to aspire after immorality. [1913 Webster] Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell; Aspiring to be angels, men rebel. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. To rise; to ascend; to tower; to soar. [1913 Webster] My own breath still foments the fire, Which flames as high as fancy can aspire. --Waller. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Aspiring \As*pir"ing\, a. That aspires; as, an Aspiring mind. -- As*pir"ing*ly, adv. -- As*pir"ing*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

aspiring adj 1: desiring or striving for recognition or advancement [syn: aspirant, aspiring(a), wishful]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

58 Moby Thesaurus words for "aspiring": Olympian, aerial, airy, altitudinous, ambitious, ascending, assured, careerist, careeristic, colossal, confident, dominating, elevated, eminent, ethereal, exalted, expectant, fond, full of hope, haughty, high, high-flying, high-pitched, high-reaching, high-set, high-up, hopeful, hoping, in good heart, in hopes, lofty, monumental, mounting, of good cheer, of good hope, on the make, outtopping, overlooking, overtopping, power-hungry, prominent, sanguine, sky-aspiring, soaring, social-climbing, spiring, steep, sublime, superlative, supernal, topless, toplofty, topping, towering, towery, undespairing, uplifted, upreared