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See definition of wannabe on Dictionary.com
  • as inwould-be
  • as inaspirant
  • as inaspirer

synonyms for wannabe

  • budding
  • enterprising
  • potential
  • prospective
  • ambitious
  • eager
  • hopeful
  • keen
  • promising
  • striving
  • wishful
See also synonyms for: wannabes
  • applicant
  • candidate
  • contestant
  • competitor
  • hopeful
  • postulant
  • striver
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How to use wannabe in a sentence

California's gubernatorial recall election has become a casting call for wannabes seeking a giant earned-media opportunity.
CALIFORNIA RECALL ELECTION BECOMES CIRCUS OF MEDIA SPOTLIGHT SEEKERSLACHLAN MARKAYJULY 23, 2021AXIOS
Meanwhile, Khazein allegedly researched routes the wannabe kidnappers could take from her Brooklyn home to the water to Venezuela and from there to Tehran.
IRAN HATCHED A PLAN TO KIDNAP A JOURNALIST IN BROOKLYN OVER REGIME CRITICISM: DOJBLAKE MONTGOMERYJULY 13, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
Unrated during the pandemicKnots of wannabe diners clog the entrance of what sounds like a nightclub but looks like the feedery it is, what with a big circular bar and servers crisscrossing the expanse with trays of food and not a little drama.
COUNT ON CRISP AND JUICY FRIED CHICKEN AT THE BUSTLING NEW YARDBIRD IN D.C.TOM SIETSEMAJUNE 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
With that, Franklin became not only a “flee,” but a wannabe cop killer, transformed by a radio call that described him as trying to hit an officer.
MINNEAPOLIS POLICE WERE CLEARED IN THE 2013 KILLING OF TERRANCE FRANKLIN. A VIDEO COMPLICATES THE STORY—AND NOW THE CASE MAY BE REOPENEDJOSIAH BATESJUNE 25, 2021TIME
He began shooting back-roads Alabama — notably signs and buildings — with a Brownie in 1958, the same year Andy Warhol first trained his Polaroid on New York celebs and wannabe “superstars.”
IN THE GALLERIES: PERSPECTIVES ON BLENDING CULTURE AND IDENTITYMARK JENKINSDECEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
For example, he said, wannabe judges in France go to judge school, and only 10 percent or 20 percent manage to pass required tests.
POLITICS REPORT: FAULCONER POSITIONS BIG MOVE FOR LAME DUCK SEASONANDREW KEATTS AND SCOTT LEWISOCTOBER 24, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
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WORDS RELATED TO WANNABE

  • applicant
  • candidate
  • competitor
  • contestant
  • hopeful
  • postulant
  • striver
  • wannabe
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