French translation of would-be
a would-be actor
un(e) aspirant(e) acteur(‑trice)a would-be writer
un aspirant écrivaina would-be thief
un éventuel voleur
Example Sentences Including 'would-be'
She suddenly had no idea where to put her hands: strong, capable, would-be artistic hands, fluttering now around her face.The Golden Lion
He had just concluded a letter to a would-be father suing a Health Authority for causing his wife's infertility.Splitting
Toni wandered along the lines of enclosures, eyeing the groups of distraught would-be family friends in some bewilderment.Murky Shallows
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Translation of would-be from the Collins English to French Dictionary