Synonyms and related words:
agape, agog, alert, all agog, anticipant, anticipating, anticipative, anticipatory, anxious, apprehensive, aspiring, assured, atiptoe, awaiting, big, certain, confident, eager, expecting, fond, forearmed, forestalling, forewarned, full of hope, gaping, gone, gravid, heavy, hopeful, hoping, in anticipation, in expectation, in good heart, in hopes, looking, looking for, looking forward to, not surprised, of good cheer, of good hope, open-eyed, openmouthed, optimistic, parturient, prepared, ready, sanguine, sure, undespairing, unsurprised, waiting, waiting for, watchful, watching for, with bated breath

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  • Expectant — Ex*pect ant, a. [L.expectans, exspectans, p. pr. of expectare, exspectare: cf. F. expectant.] Waiting in expectation; looking for; (Med.) waiting for the efforts of nature, with little active treatment. [1913 Webster] {Expectant estate} (Law), an …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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