expectant
[ ik-spek-tuhnt ]
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Part of SpeechadjectiveOrigin + Etymology
Late Middle English; from the Latin exspectant- "expecting," from the verb exspectare
Synonyms
adjective
anticipativeawaitingeagerexpecting
Antonyms
adjective
none
Definition
adjectivehaving expectations; expecting
Examples
adjectiveA) She was expectant of her husband's arrival at 5 o'clock, so she had dinner sitting on the table when he walked in the door. B) He spent the entire month of December eagerly expectant about giving gifts to his grandchildren.
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