Synonyms to also-ran

aspirant, Leibnizian optimist, Pollyanna, addict, applicant, aspirer, baby kisser, bidder, candidate, chiliast, claimant, collector, coveter, dark horse, defeated candidate, desirer, devotee, dud, fancier, favorite son, freak, hankerer, hopeful, hoper, irrepressible optimist, lame duck, lover, millenarian, millennialist, millennian, office seeker, optimist, perfectibilist, perfectibilitarian, perfectionist, petitioner, philosophical optimist, political hopeful, postulant, presidential timber, ray of sunshine, running mate, seeker, solicitant, solicitor, stalking-horse, suitor, suppliant, supplicant, utopian, votary, wanter, wisher, yearner, bankrupt, almsman, almswoman, ausgespielt, bankrupt in, bare, bare of, beggar, bereft of, blasted, blighted, break, broke, broken, bust, busted, casual, charity case, denudate, denude, denuded of, deprive, deprived of, desolated, destitute, destitute of, destroyed, devastated, devoid of, dilapidate, dismantle, disrobe, divest, done for, done in, down-and-out, down-and-outer, drain, draw, draw down, empty of, exhaust, failed, failure, fallen, false