aspirant - definition and synonyms

adjective
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    1
    desiring or striving for recognition or advancement

    The aspirant actress worked as a waitress to pay her bills.

    Submitted by amir from Iran, Islamic Republic of on 31/10/2014
  2.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    2
    used as a noun: an ambitious and aspiring person

    a lofty aspirant

    Submitted by amir from Iran, Islamic Republic of on 31/10/2014