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addaword.gifdefinition of aspirational

wanting to achieve success or having the characteristics of success
aspirational goals/lifestyles; Mr and Mrs Rudd are as aspirational as they come.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 26/04/2014 12:12:00
Definition of aspirational from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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