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What is another word for would-be?

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Adjective
Aspiring to an ambition, typically with frustration
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“In a world filled with would-be Supermen, he was the one man who would be Clark Kent.”
Adjective
Unable to fully realise one's ambitions
Adjective
Starting out or in the early stages of development
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Claimed or professed as a title by oneself
Adjective
Resembling but not actually being
Adjective
Likely to happen at a future date
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Noun
One who aspires to something
“He is, in this respect, defective with something somehow lacking, spoiled or missing in action, and hence, a failed bachelor, a would-be who couldn't.”
Noun
A person, considered lowly, who desperately seeks wealth or power
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An ambitious, brash or arrogant person who has yet to integrate with his or her new social group
Preposition
Would (likely or probably) be a certain way or thing
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