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anticipatory

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of anticipatory

  1. having or showing signs of eagerly awaiting something <couldn't control his anticipatory excitement on Christmas morning> Synonyms agape, agog, anticipant, expectantRelated Words open-eyed, openmouthed; alert, vigilant, watchful; anxious, athirst, breathless, eager, enthusiastic, raring; antsy, impatient, restive, restlessNear Antonyms apathetic, indifferent, unconcerned, unimpressed, uninterested, unmoved





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