aspirational etymology

English word aspirational comes from English aspiration, English -al

Detailed word origin of aspirational

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
aspiration English (eng) (phonetics) A burst of air that follows the release of some consonants.. The action of aspirating. The act of aspiring or ardently desiring; an ardent wish or desire, chiefly after what is elevated or spiritual (with common adjunct adpositions being to and of).
-al English (eng) (organic chemistry) Forms the names of aldehydes. Forming nouns, especially of verbal action.. Of or pertaining to. Adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
aspirational English (eng) A person with aspirations. (legal) Expressing a hope or intention but not creating a legally binding obligation.. Being ambitious.. Desiring success.

Words with the same origin as aspirational

Descendants of -al
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