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Synonyms for aspiration
ˌæs pəˈreɪ ʃənas·pi·ra·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. aspiration

    The aim is the direction in which one shoots, or sometimes that which is aimed at. The mark is that at which one shoots; the goal, that toward which one runs. All alike indicate the direction of endeavor. The end is the point at which one expects or hopes to close his labors; the object, that which he would grasp as the reward of his labors. Aspiration, design, endeavor, purpose, referring to the mental acts by which the aim is attained, are often used as interchangeable with aim. Aspiration applies to what are viewed as noble aims; endeavor, design, intention, purpose, indifferently to the best or worst. Aspiration has less of decision than the other terms; one may aspire to an object, and yet lack the fixedness of purpose by which alone it can be attained. Purpose is stronger than intention. Design especially denotes the adaptation of means to an end; endeavor refers to the exertions by which it is to be attained. One whose aims are worthy, whose aspirations are high, whose designs are wise, and whose purposes are steadfast, may hope to reach the goal of his ambition, and will surely win some object worthy of a life's endeavor. Compare AMBITION; DESIGN.

    aim, design, determination, end, end, endeavor, endeavor, goal, inclination, intent, intention, mark, object, purpose, tendency

    aimlessness, avoidance, carelessness, heedlessness, neglect, negligence, oversight, purposelessness, thoughtlessness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. aspiration

    longing, desire, aim, wish, craving, ambition, endeavor, hope, appetition, effort, eagerness

    apathy, indifference, aimlessness, lulness, inertia, callousness, carelessness, aversion, avoidance, rejection, repudiation

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aspirationnoun

    a will to succeed

    inspiration, breathing in, intake, dream, ambition, inhalation

  2. ambition, aspiration, dreamnoun

    a cherished desire

    "his ambition is to own his own business"

    breathing in, inhalation, inspiration, ambitiousness, ambition, pipe dream, dream, intake, dreaming

  3. aspirationnoun

    a manner of articulation involving an audible release of breath

    inspiration, breathing in, intake, dream, ambition, inhalation

  4. inhalation, inspiration, aspiration, intake, breathing innoun

    the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing

    breathing in, uptake, consumption, inhalation, inspiration, inhalant, brainchild, inlet, ambition, divine guidance, intake, ingestion, stirring, dream

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. aspirationnoun

    pronouncing with the rough breathing

  2. aspirationnoun

    longing, yearning, hankering, craving, ardent wish or desire

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "aspiration":

    suction, desire, ambition, yearning, wish, quest, vacuuming, sucker

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How to use aspiration in a sentence?

  1. Jon Walker:

    The only way that cocoa sustainability is going to move from being an aspiration to a reality is this type of coordinated action on price.

  2. Jack Nicklaus:

    Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's levels of aspiration and expectation.

  3. Kurt Lewin:

    A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat but not too much above his last achievement. In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration.

  4. Paul Maurice:

    Certainly, that is the aspiration and where we want to get to, but we can’t make a Cup run in October, or in training camp. So, what we have to do from Day One, and a daily basis, is prepare in that work. And that has to be our focus. We’re not coming in Day One and say, ‘We’re gonna win the Stanley Cup’ because we can’t win it that day.

  5. Jeb Bush:

    I am intrigued by the national expedition of the brain, i will study, ponder and think about that aspiration.

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