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Synonyms for aspiration
ˌæs pəˈreɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aspiration(noun)

    a will to succeed

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

  2. ambition, aspiration, dream(noun)

    a cherished desire

    "his ambition is to own his own business"

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

  3. aspiration(noun)

    a manner of articulation involving an audible release of breath

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

  4. inhalation, inspiration, aspiration, intake, breathing in(noun)

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

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

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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. aspiration

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. aspiration(n.)

    Synonyms:
    pronouncing with the rough breathing

  2. aspiration(n.)

    Synonyms:
    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

How to pronounce aspiration?

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Australian
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How to use aspiration in a sentence?

  1. Jeremy Corbyn:

    The common good is the aspiration of all of us.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    You can realize any dream/vision/aspiration and as well attain any position/status if only you can dare to pursue, go after and work towards it unyieldingly.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    A failure is nobody else but anyone who fails to accomplish or complete whatever he or she has started already. Yes! you are not and can't be a failure until and unless you withdraw or decline from accomplishing or completing your career, destiny, goal, mission, dream, vision, aspiration and what have you? So come on, endeavour by all means to accomplish or complete whatever you've left unfinished or unaccomplished all the while. Never forget, refusing to do just that will automatically make you a failure. -Emeasoba George

  4. Jesse Jackson:

    They are clearly setting the pace, making measurable progress for three consecutive years. They've acted with intention, not just aspiration.

  5. Stephen S. Wise:

    Vision looks inward and becomes duty.Vision looks outward and becomes aspiration.Vision looks upward and becomes faith.

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