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aspirational

adjective uk   /ˌæs.pɪˈreɪ.ʃən.əl/ us    /-pɚˈeɪ-/ UK
showing that you want to have more money and a higher social position than you now have: High-end smartphones have become aspirational status symbols, especially among the young.
Translations of “aspirational”
in Chinese (Traditional) 渴望富貴的,渴望更大成功的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 汲汲于富贵的,渴望更大成功的…
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