If I want to say:

Level 10 is Larry's _________ (aspired) level?

Does "Aspired" work?

In Merriam-Webster, aspired is a verb not an adjective; that's why I was wondering. If not, then what word can I use for "level someone wants to achieve"?

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    Desired level.
    – Lawrence
    Commented Feb 16, 2017 at 15:52
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    Using books.google.com/ngrams/… for the possibilities mentioned so far, shows usage levels as 1. desired level, 2. target level and very far behind are 3. ambition level, 4. aspired level
    – k1eran
    Commented Feb 16, 2017 at 16:17
  • "Level 10 is the level to which Larry aspires" might be more elegant and idiomatic. Commented Feb 16, 2017 at 16:32

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"Aspired" seems awkward in this context. Two clearer alternatives are

Level 10 is Larry's goal.


Level 10 is Larry's target.


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