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Let's say I want to become social good entrepreneur but I am not there yet. I don't want it to sound up nose and say I am an entrepreneur when I am not so I used this in my social media profile (for instance my SE profile:

Social Good (wannabe) Entrepreneur

But then I saw this definition of wannabe and it probably means something else than I thought, something way more negative. Or not?

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    I'd use 'aspiring entrepreneur'. Wannabe may suggest unprofessional aspirations!! – user66974 Jan 30 '15 at 11:16
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    Wannabe is not a word for a formal register, and it usually has a slightly derogatory implication, such as someone trying to get above themselves. – WS2 Jan 30 '15 at 11:24
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    Plus you might risk people thinking you used to be in the Spice Girls. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Jan 30 '15 at 11:35
  • @Janus Is that a dontwannabe? – Edwin Ashworth Jan 30 '15 at 12:00
  • "Wannabe" is often used to emphasize a negative aspect, though the word is really fairly neutral. But "aspiring" is probably the better choice above. – Hot Licks Jan 30 '15 at 16:47
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There are words with more positive connotations you could use. Try 'budding' or 'aspiring'. Maybe 'neophyte' if you are feeling especially humble.

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