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- having or showing expectation
- waiting, as for the birth of a child or for an inheritance
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin expectans, present participle of expectare
- expectantly adverb
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- Having or marked by expectation: an expectant look; an expectant hush.
- Pregnant: expectant mothers.
- ex·pecˈtant noun
- ex·pecˈtant·ly adverb
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