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- adj. Not aspirational.
But in the passage you quote, nonaspirational is meant as a compliment — which goes to show that the near synonyms’ negative connotations have started creeping into aspirational.
This piece is usually taken as a celebration of the poet's deliberately low-profile, nonaspirational way of life, the voluntary shunning of fame -- or perhaps as an expression of sour grapes when fame eluded her.
Harold Simon, of Camarillo, Calif., writes: An article in Time magazine, a very positive one about a popular TV personality, called her ‘antisnob and utterly nonaspirational.’
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