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expectant

ex·pect·ant

expectant

 
pronunciation:
ihk spek tihnt
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having expectations; hopeful.
similar words:
hopeful
definition 2: characterized by expectation or anticipation.
similar words:
agog, hopeful
definition 3: expecting the birth of one's child; pregnant.
an expectant mother
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derivation: expectantly (adv.)