Definitions

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  • adjective Being ambitious.
  • adjective Desiring success.
  • adjective law expressing a hope or intention but not creating a legally binding obligation.
  • noun A person with aspirations.

Etymologies

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aspiration +‎ -al

Examples

  • This is not what you call aspirational behavior by a main character.

    Mike Bonifer: McChrystal Method

  • In Baghdad, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the United States and Iraq have agreed to what she called aspirational timetables.

    CNN Transcript Aug 21, 2008

  • Officials said they found what they call "aspirational" items - things al-Qaida operatives were interested in trying to make happen.

    msnbc.com: Top msnbc.com headlines

  • The American fetishization of work as an ideal removes it from practical reality every time it is described as aspirational.

    MY EMPIRE OF DIRT

  • The American fetishization of work as an ideal removes it from practical reality every time it is described as aspirational.

    MY EMPIRE OF DIRT

  • The American fetishization of work as an ideal removes it from practical reality every time it is described as aspirational.

    MY EMPIRE OF DIRT

  • The American fetishization of work as an ideal removes it from practical reality every time it is described as aspirational.

    MY EMPIRE OF DIRT

  • The APEC Leaders agreed towork to achieve a common understanding on a long-term aspirational global emissions reduction goal.

    Speech at the Major Economies Meeting

  • As part of this decision, Australia will set a long term aspirational goal for reducing national greenhouse gas emissions in 2008.

    Speech at the Major Economies Meeting

  • Australia would like to see the APEC Leaders agree for the first time that a new international agreement should include an agreed long-term aspirational goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

    Speech: Future Challenges Facing APEC and the Asia-Pacific Region

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