expectancy


expectancy

noun

Definition of EXPECTANCY

the act or state of looking forward to some occurrence <that feeling of optimistic expectancy that fills theatergoers as they wait for the curtain to rise>
Related Words alarm (also alarum), apprehension, dread, foreboding, misgiving

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up expectancy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).