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[as-puh-rey-shuh-nl] /ˌæs pəˈreɪ ʃə nl/
relating to or characterized by aspiration or a strong desire for something:
their aspirational goals for the New Year.
aimed at or appealing to people who want to attain a higher social position or standard of living:
a magazine featuring aspirational products for the home.
Medicine/Medical. relating to the act of removing a fluid from a body cavity or of inhaling a fluid into the lungs.
Phonetics. relating to articulation involving an audible puff of breath.
Origin of aspirational Unabridged
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Examples from the web for aspirational
  • Our students are poised to achieve their aspirational goals and through relevant and effective learning experiences.
  • Yet there is not enough to feed the rich, the aspirational and the poor in the world.
  • And it is better at addressing the aspirations of an aspirational people.
  • The programme looks good on college applications and gives aspirational types a chance to watch their heroes in action.
  • And golf may not be quite the aspirational pursuit it used to be.
  • Even in the poorest parts of the world, a modern kitchen seems to have particular aspirational value.
  • And successive governments have survived by pandering to such an aspirational electorate.
  • The truth about lies is that they're sometimes aspirational truths.
  • For a chain their size, too few aspirational properties.
  • It's snobby and grossly aspirational, but it's true.
Contemporary definitions for aspirational

ambitious; desirous of success


She makes aspirational purchases of self-help books.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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